You probably wonder what the Mount Everest has to do with our Islay Blog? The Islay High School is raising funds for their India Project and what better way is there than to invite legendary mountaineer Doug Scott to Islay to give a talk about mountaineering and his personal experience as a lead climber which led him to the summit of Mount Everest in 1975.
Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s south-west face. As darkness fell they scraped a small cave in the snow 100 metres below the summit and survived the highest bivouac ever – without bottled oxygen, sleeping bags and, as it turned out, frostbite. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophesy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching. Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott went on to become one of Britain’s greatest ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs in the remotest corners of the globe. Read more....
Proceeds from the evening will be shared between Islay High School’s North India project and the work of Community Action Nepal www.canepal.org.uk, a charity founded by Doug Scott in 1995. The evening will also include a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed framed mountaineering prints in support of CAN. Doug will show a short video about CAN and update the audience about the post-earthquake reconstruction of CAN’s projects. He will also be signing copies of his posters and books.
The talk will be held on Saturday 4th of May 2019 at 7.00 pm. Doors open 6.00 pm. Venue is Islay High School and the ticket prices are: £15 general admission / £13 concessions (group of 10+; U18; student; 65+). Tickets are available from Islay High School office (tel. 01496 810239) on Mondays to Fridays and from The Celtic House on Saturdays. Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment on the door! Tickets can also be bought online here
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