Everest climber Doug Scott CBE to launch Otley Mini Mountain Fest (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Everest climber Doug Scott CBE to launch Otley Mini Mountain Fest
The first British climber to conquer Mount Everest will talk about his gravity-defying adventures around the world when he speaks at Otley Courthouse on Friday, November 30.
Doug Scott CBE will kick-off Otley’s first mountain festival with an illustrated lecture.
The two-day Otley Mini Mountain Fest will see a climbing wall installed outside the venue and include free bouldering and abseiling trips to Otley Chevin, mountaineering themed movies, art workshops, stalls and photography based at the Courthouse on Saturday, December 1.
Chairman of the Courthouse's board of trustees, Dave Robson, said: “When we knew we had Doug Scott coming to talk on the Friday, we thought ‘what else could we build around that?’, and it snowballed from there. If it goes well, we’re hoping this can become a regular event.”
Mr Scott, the first Briton to ascend Everest in 1975, is also a famous ‘big wall’ climber and has taken many spectacular shots of his ascents.
For more details on the event, visit otleycourthouse.org.uk.