Mountaineer Doug Scott CBE, will be telling the story of his legendary crawl down The Ogre in Pakistan's Karakorum, following the first ever ascent of with Sir Chris Bonington 40 years ago in 1977. The Ogre is now recognised as one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. There were twenty further attempts before it was finally climbed again, twenty four years later. There is no easy way to the summit...or off it.
It was on the descent from the Ogre that things began to go wrong, starting with Doug breaking both his legs just below the summit. This epic tale of hard climbing, team work and survival - laced with black humour - has now become part of mountaineering folklore.Doug was to visit Pakistan on six more occasions for climbs around Broad Peak and K2 and was able to repay the help given by the Balti of Askoli. He had installed a clean water system that dramatically reduced the previous 50% child mortality mainly from enteritis. This gave him the confidence to eventually help establish 60 projects in remote areas of rural Nepal - Health Posts, Schools and Porter Rescue Shelters - through his charity Community Action Nepal.
Proceeds from the talk will go jointly to Egglescliffe School's project, working with CAN schools located in the Lower Solukhumbu region of Nepal and to CAN's Nepal Earthquake Appeal fund, helping fund the reconstruction of projects damaged or destroyed in 2015. Doug will update the audience on the progress being made with reconstruction and the regeneration of the communities it serves.
There will be a sale of Nepalese goods, posters, cards and signed framed mountaineering prints before the talk and during the interval. Doug will also be signing copies of his award winning autobiography 'Up and About'.
Date: Thursday 16th March 2017 at 7.00 pm (doors open 6.00 pm).
Venue: Egglescliffe School, Urlay Nook Rd, Stockton-on-Tees TS16 0LA
Tickets: £15 plus booking fee: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-crawl-down-the-ogre-by-doug-scott-cbe-at-egglescliffe-school-tickets-31152485924
Images provided by Community Action Nepal.