Edinburgh to host Doug Scott

, November 2, 2011

The greatest ever assembly of K2 pioneers will come together to tell of their adventures and mountaineering firsts upon the world’s second highest mountain in Edinburgh on the 18th of November 2011. This is a unique event, which will raise funds for the charity Community Action Nepal and disaster relief in Pakistan’s mountainous Hushe valley.

Only 302 men and women have reached K2’s elusive summit, whereas more than 3000 have climbed Everest. K2 was first climbed in 1954 but it took 23 years before a second ascent was made. The international speakers include those from the second ever ascent in 1977, the first ascent from the remote Chinese side, the first ascent of the North East Ridge and pioneers who brought lightweight Alpine Style climbing to K2.

A once in a lifetime opportunity to hear about great tales of human endeavour, the geology, sociology and history of K2, accompanied by a feast of stunning imagery. There is the opportunity to buy K2 books, signed posters and Nepalese goods – and to take part in a special auction of autographed mountain prints including K2.

Useful information

  • When: 7.00pm – 10.00 pm on Friday 18th November 2011
  • Where: Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ
  • Price: TBC (Tickets for his last lecture on ‘Big Walls’ were £5 for students and £7 for adults)
  • Event website