One of the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest will be in Chester this month.
Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott CBE will be at The Grosvenor Museum on Monday, November 21.
In 1975, Doug Scott and Dougal Haston were the first Britons to conqueur the world’s highest mountain.
Taking time to record the moment by taking photographs the duo left it too late to descend before nightfall and set up the highest camp in history, at 26,000 feet, with no food or oxygen.
In a life that has seen him atop the world’s seven highest summits, he said: “When I’m down here, I want to be up there, and when I’m up there I want to be down here.”
Doug’s former mentor, Don Whillans, will also feature during the evening, along with occultist Aleister Crowley, an unlikely early pioneer of climbing. He was often to be seen on the peaks of North Wales with his collection of black magic books, which inspired Led Zeppelin to write ‘Stairway To Heaven’ there.
The evening will be in aid of Doug’s Community Action Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, founded 20 years ago.
Doors open at 6.30pm for the event at 7pm and tickets are £14.50 from 01768 484842 or 07539 371925.