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Bonington and Scott to 'climb Everest again' for Nepal

15th May 2015 | 0 comments

40 years after the first British ascent of Everest, Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott team up once again to launch #ClimbForCAN, a campaign to raise funds which will go to the Community Action Nepal (CAN) Earthquake Appeal. Starting June 12th, they will lead an ‘expedition’ to scale the height of Everest (8,848m) on the ice wall at King Kong …

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'First On The Continents' evening this Thursday

26th November 2014 | 0 comments

On the 27th November, seven of the world’s legendary climbers will gather in London to tell their first-ascent stories from each of the seven continental land masses. Hosting FIRST on the CONTINENTS will be Sir Chris Bonington, Britain’s best-known mountaineer. Sir Chris celebrated his 80th birthday in August by climbing The Old Man of Hoy, a 450 foot vertical sea stack, repeating …

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'Everest's Deadliest Day' discussion at RGS

25th September 2014 | 0 comments

A panel of top mountaineers from the UK are to discuss the recent avalanche on Everest’s South Face, killing 16 Sherpas. On 9th October, the panel will be discussing the avalanche that occurred on 18th April, the ramifications for future Himalayan climbing, and Nepal’s economy. The discussion will feature multi-media presentations, and will be moderated by Ben Ayers, a resident of …

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Doug Scott lecture to raise funds for porter welfare

14th October 2013 | 0 comments

Legendary Himalayan mountaineer Doug Scott will give a lecture this autumn detailing his lifetime of mountaineering in aid of the International Porter Protection Group and his own charity Community Action Nepal. Run entirely by volunteers, the IPPG works to improve the wellbeing of Nepalese mountain guides by ensuring they have access to clothing, boots, shelter, food, medical care and insurance. …

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Signed mountaineering print up for auction

7th August 2013 | 0 comments

A photographic print signed by a bevy of British mountaineering greats is currently being auctioned to raise funds for the Boardman Tasker Prize. The print displays features Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker resting at 28,000ft during their ascent of Kangchenjunga, with Mount Everest in the background. The prize, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, awards grants to authors who …

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Everest 60th anniversary – one day to go!

28th May 2013 | 0 comments

Sixty years ago today, the 1953 team were pushing up the South-East Ridge to Camp IX (Ridge Camp) at 27,900ft, from where Hillary and Tenzing would make their summit push the following morning. George Lowe, Ang Nyima and Alf Gregory dropped supplies here before retreating to the South Col from where they would watch Hillary and Tenzing’s progress with anticipation. …

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Doug Scott and Gavin Bate: from egotism to atruism

21st September 2012 | 0 comments

On 9th October, mountaineers Doug Scott and Gavin Bate will be giving a talk at Oxford Brookes University entitled “From egotism to altruism: two mountaineers’ journey into social entrepreneurship”. Doug and Gavin have both climbed some of the world’s highest peaks, but have also dedicated themselves to lives of activism, promoting social entrepreneurship to support those in vulnerable communities worldwide. …

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Signed Everest paintings auctioned for charity

13th March 2012 | 2 comments.

A 25-strong team from St. James’s Place Wealth Management will be trekking to Everest Base Camp in early April, raising funds for their Company Foundation, which has so far made grants in excess of £20 million over the last 20 years. As part of the fund-raising efforts, an Aberdeenshire-based artist, Peter Goodfellow, was commissioned to paint two paintings of Everest, …