An outdoor icon, Alan is the first and only Briton to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m mountains – a feat achieved by fewer people than have stood on the moon! Boasting an extraordinary mountaineering track record, Alan’s frank and humorous accounts make any of his talks a must-see for keen outdoor-enthusiasts. The talks in this series will cover many of his best-known expeditions including his numerous trips climbing in the Himalaya (as portrayed in his recent book ‘8000 Metres: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains’).
As well as personal accounts about his career climbing in the Himalaya, what drove him to climb all 14 ‘8000ers’ and the challenges he faced, Alan will also touch upon his other passions. These include the UK’s hills and mountains, real ale and photography as well as his recent trip to Chamonix as MyOutdoors Ambassadors, tasting adventures accessible to anyone. As well as being one of the UK’s leading mountaineers, Alan is a renowned cameraman, photographer, author, Mountain Guide and environmentalist. A fountain of outdoor knowledge, the talks will be a don’t-miss event for any lover of travel, walking and mountaineering.
Closely linked with a number of charitable organisations, Alan is involved with and supports Water Aid, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Diabetes UK, British Red Cross, YHA and Mountain Rescue.
Tickets will cost £10 each and are available to buy online at EventBrite
Glasgow – 10th October - The Boyd Theatre at Glasgow University
Manchester – 12th October - Sackville St Building at Manchester University
London – 17th October - B5 Auditorium at UCL
Bristol – 21st October – The Redgrave Theatre
Milton Keynes – 22nd October – The Chrysalis Theatre
Cambridge – 23rd October – Anglia Ruskin University