The story of the long and complicated rescue of Lindsay Griffin, accomplished against all the odds in Outer Mongolia’s Altai Range in 1992. Lindsay’s is one of the great survival tales in the vein of Joe Simpson’s 'Touching the Void’.
Julian’s team, comprised of Lindsay and Ed Webster, were the first western climbing team into the Tabun Bogdo range after the breakup of the Soviet Union and the talk also covers the expeditions' successful first ascents before the accident.
The Mongolian helicopter pilot was subsequently awarded the Queen’s medal for the part he played in the rescue, when he illegally flew into the Chinese territory and into the south side of the Altai Mountain Range.
Julian Freeman-Attwood (left) and Ed Webster in the Tavan Bogdo range of the Mongolian Altai mountains on the borders of China and Russia. Photo: Lindsay Griffin
Julian and Lindsay on summit Huithen. Photo: Ed Webster
Lindsay Griffin in helicopter
Venue: The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL.