Details Announced for 2023 Rick Allen Memorial Lecture

The University of Birmingham Mountaineering Club and the Midland Association of Mountaineers have announced that the 2023 Rick Allen Memorial Lecture will take place on 22 February at the Teaching and Learning Lecture Theatre 2 of the University of Birmingham.

Rick Allen climbing on the Aiguille du Chardonnet

The lecture, 'The Anatomy of a Himalayan Climbing Expedition' will be given by experienced expedition climber Surgeon Rear Admiral Andrew S Hughes and will focus on the key elements involved in climbing a new Himalayan objective.

The talk will start at 7:30PM and will be broadcast live on Zoom for those who are unable to attend in person. Interested parties can sign up for the Zoom link via the UBMC website.

Rick Allen was tragically killed in an avalanche on K2 in 2021 while attempting a new route on the mountain's south-east face. Rick was an Alpine Club member and one of the most accomplished mountaineers of modern times. He was perhaps best known for making the first complete ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge with his long-term climbing partner Sandy Allan.