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Friends of St Andrews Present: The Everest Story

Wednesday 23rd October

Stephen Venables, mountaineer, writer, broadcaster and public speaker, was the first Briton to climb Everest without supplementary oxygen. He is one of the best known mountaineers of his generation and is also a highly successful photographer.

Stephen Venables’ name is associated above all with Everest. In 1988 he joined a four-man American-Canadian-British team to pioneer a new route up the Kangshung Face – the biggest wall on the world’s highest peak. Never before had such a small team tackled such a daunting objective on Everest, without Sherpa support or oxygen. Seven weeks after first setting foot on the face, Stephen reached the summit, alone. Caught out by darkness, he was then forced to spend the night in the open, without food, drink, or shelter, at 28,000 feet above sea level. Only in the morning could he re-join his companions (who had not quite reached the summit) to make a desperate retreat down the mountain.

Wednesday 23 October 2013 @ 7.30pm

St Andrew’s Church, COLYTON

adults: £12, members: £10, under 18s: £5
Tickets available at Haynes of Colyton from mid September

tel: 01297 553336 (for booking tickets only)

or online at:

or send with your payment plus SAE for return tickets to:

Kay White, Highfield, Hillhead, COLYTON, EX24 6NJ

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