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A journey from Pudsey to Tibet over thirty years. For our final talk of the year we are honoured to entertain Paul Ramsden who will tell a Tale of Four Axes - A Journey from Pudsey to Tibet over Thirty Years. Paul Ramsden is an exceptional mountaineer who has climbed extensively with Mick Fowler and had done all the famous North Faces in the Alps by the time he was nineteen. He is the recipient of four Piolet d'Ors. Three of the routes were climbed with Mick and the most recent, with Nick Bullock. These comprise a new route on the north face of Siguniang (6250m) in China in 2003, the prow of Shiva (India) in 2013, the north face and first ascent of Gave Ding (6571m) in Nepal in 2016 and the North face of Nyanchen (7046m) in Tibet in 2017. Impressive achievements indeed for an occupational hygienist in full time employment! It’s grand that we have a mountaineer of Paul’s status visiting us in Edinburgh.
Quaker Meeting House located at 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL.
Lectures start at 7.30pm
The pre-lecture tradition of entertaining the speaker before the talks continues this season. If you would like to join the guest and those from the Alpine Club, Edinburgh Section of the Junior Mountaineering Club of Scotland or the Scottish Mountaineering Club before-hand, for a meal then please contact Tim or Zoe before-hand to book a place. Howie’s Restaurant a few doors away from the QMH is the usual preferred venue.