Event Date: 24 September 2019 - 01 January 0001 Location: The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL
Venue: The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL
Doors Open: 7pm. Lectures Start: 7.30pm.
The lectures are free to AC Members. Non-members are welcome to attend for a suggested donation of £3 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.
Jim Gregson: The Rapidly Changing Arctic; followed by an open discussion on Climate Change, facilitated by Grace Hurford.
Looking north towards Petermann Berg, the dark pyramid to the right, taken at 1.00am. Photo: Jim Gregson
Jim Gregson presents his slideshow of numerous expeditions to Greenland 1991-2018, including his latest to North Liverpool Land in 2018, which highlights changes to the Arctic as a result of climate change; followed by an open discussion on the effect of climate change in mountain regions, and initiatives being considered by the new Green Group, the Environment and Sustainability Panel, facilitated by Grace Hurford, a Green Group member.
Mike Parsons: Insights from my half century Gear Design and Innovation Career, working with the all time greats of the climbing world.
From Brown, Whillans and Haston, to McIntyre, Littlejohn, Brailsford, Meare and more! Mike was owner/CEO and chief innovator at Karrimor until 1996, and subsequently founder of lightweight gear company OMM. He worked closely with many of the leading mountaineers and his story recalls memorable moments of both the mountaineers and the well-known equipment that evolved from this collaboration.
Tom’s passion for trad, winter and alpine climbing leads him to big and inspiring mountain routes around the world, whilst still heading for UK sea cliffs and Scottish winter climbing in between. He’s established first ascents in Alaska and the Himalaya. Many will have heard of his second ascent of Latok 1 (7145m) in the Karakorum in August 2018, the first ascent from the north side, with Aleš Česen and Luka Stražar, via 3/4 of the coveted 'impossible ridge', widely recognised as one of the last major unclimbed lines in high-altitude mountaineering.
Mick Fowler: 'No Easy Way, the challenging life of the climbing taxman'. No Easy Way is Mick’s third book, featuring award winning Himalayan climbs, extreme dog walking, work-life balance challenges… and much more.
11 September 2019 by George Fisher
Ever wondered what it must be like to work as a high-altitude porter? Kendal-based land artist, photographer, and mountain guide Rob Fraser was driven by his curiosity when he secured a job working alongside a crew of six porters on the trail to Everest Base Camp in April of 2014.
Your Chance to win a Salomon Women's Out Day Pack. ENDS 10th July 2019.
ENDED Competition Winner is Jill from Aberdeen
Staff member Rich reviews the R1 hoody