Tuesday 17 March 2020, 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Tuesday 17 March 2020
Due to the coronavirus situation this lecture has been postponed
John explores the nature of adventure, challenging man’s perception of what is ‘real,’ what is delusional, what is beautiful, what is safe, and how success and failure are equally important. It covers how mountaineering can enrich lives but can also be self-destructive, even fatal, when boundaries are not recognised. John was part of a generation that one critic declared ‘nearly climbed itself into extinction.’ The talk is illustrated with stunning and at times surprising images and insights gathered from nearly sixty years of climbing around the world.
John Porter leading steep ice on Ranrapulcha
Jim Curran at 6400m on K2
Venue: The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL.
Lectures free to members. Non-members are welcome to attend and are invited to make a donation of £3 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.
Doors Open: 7pm. Lectures start: 7.30pm
The Hotel has a bar serving bar food from 6pm
31 Main St