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With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more! 

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Julian Freeman-Attwood: The Great Mongolian Rescue
Tuesday 18 February 2020, 07:30pm - 09:30pm
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Tuesday 18 February 2020

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.

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
Location Keswick
31 Main St
CA12 5BN