Join Community Action Nepal for A crawl down The Ogre

23rd Oct 2017
The Ogre, image taken in 1977
The Ogre, image taken in 1977

Its 1977 and Doug Scott CBE and Chris Bonington are making the first ascent of The Ogre, which at 7,285m with a rocky terrain is considered the most difficult of the world's highest mountains to climb.

Descending in darkness, Doug slips on ice water whilst abseiling from the summit. Swinging and smashing into the cliff, he breaks both his legs above the ankles.

Coupled with a storm that lasted five days, it took the duo eight days to reach the safety of Base Camp during which Chris contracted pneumonia and smashed his ribs.

An ascent of The Ogre did not occur again until 24 years later.

The story of this ascent is now one of mountaineering's greatest epics, and now Doug and Chris will bring their tale to London as part of a lecture tour. Proceeds from the London, Birmingham and Oxford event will also help raise much needed funds to reconstruct of CAN's projects which were damaged or destroyed in the earthquakes of 2015.

As well as hearing this amazing story, attendees will also get to hear audio tapes made by the late Mo Anthoine who helped the team back to Base Camp.

Ticket Information

  • When
    Wednesday 22 November 19.00 - 22.00 - Doors open at 18.00
  • Where
    Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AR, UK
  • Tickets
  • To purchase tickets
    Visit CAN.
    Call 07986 372558

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