A Crawl Down The Ogre
Doug Scott CBE and that other mountaineering icon, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre [Baintha Brakk 7285m] in the Karakoram. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude. But it was the subsequent descent from the summit in the dark, turning a catalogue of disasters that would have defeated most people, into an epic which has since entered mountaineering folklore.
With the aid of newly discovered photographs and diaries, legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling a thrilling tale of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style.
Doug slipped on the abseil below the summit breaking both legs just above the ankles and losing his spectacles and ice axe. He and Chris were forced to spend the night on a snow patch, warding off frost bite. Storm and starvation and days of crawling on hands and knees.
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Easterbrook Hall Dumfries Galloway DG1 4TA
Wed 9 Oct 2019