A Kangchenjunga Special
We will be marking the 65th anniversary of the first ascent of Kangchenjunga which, at 8586m, is the third highest mountain in the world.
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is the first woman to climb all the 8000m peaks without the use of supplementary oxygen. She talks about her ascent of Kangchenjunga in 2006 via the South-West Ridge and is joined by Stevan Jackson, who led the second British ascent of the SW Face in 2000, 45 years after Joe Brown and George Band. Mick Conefrey also joins us to talk about his new book on the subject, ‘The Last Great Mountain’. Finally, Leo Dickinson will show some unseen footage of Joe Brown describing the final stages of the first ascent.
Followed by a Q&A.