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Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker

Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker

A Mountain Heritage Trust Exhibition, exploring the life and legacy of Joe Tasker. 

- at Ushaw College, 25th June-1st September and Keswick Museum, 9th September-May 2017

The opening of the exhibition is at Ushaw College, Durham, DH7 9R, on 25th June, 6.30pm - 9.00pm

The evening will begin at 6.30pm and is free to attend. There is a talk by mountaineer and award winning author, John Porter, and a raffle.  

To sign up for the exhibition opening please see:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exhibition-launch-savage-arena-the-legacy-of-joe-tasker-tickets-25969537586

Joe Tasker, alongside Dick Renshaw, claimed the first British winter ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1976. Joe then went on to higher mountains from that point claiming the first lightweight oxygen-less ascent of Kangchenjunga with Pete Boardman and Doug Scott in 1979. 

Joe and Pete lost their lives on an attempt to summit Everest by the NE ridge in 1982.  The exhibition will celebrate Joe's climbing career as well as his successful and influential writing.

American Alpine Club Yosemite meet

American Alpine Club 2016 International Climbers' Meet

The American Alpine Club Is now taking applications for the 2016 International Climbers’ Meet to be held In Yosemite Valley

The American Alpine Club is hosting its 9th annual International Climbers’ Meet (ICM), to be held the week of September 25 - October 2, 2016 in Yosemite Valley. Experience with placement and removal of protection, multi - pitch rope management, at least two years of technical rock climbing, and the ability to follow sustained 5 - 8 granite is mandatory. The goal is to host a diverse group of climbing abilities from a multitude of countries. American Alpine Club members from the USA will be participating again this year.

For more information and to apply online, go to their website: https://americanalpineclub.org/international-climbers-meet/