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I had a very good time in France. The trip was well organized and the scenery beautiful, we travelled through some wonderfull villages and tasted some great wines. I would certainly consider arranging another trip through U-tracks and will suggest using you guys to any friends or colleagues that I can.

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Adrian Hayes: K2 Ė The Tragedy and the Triumph

Tuesday Sep 09, 2014 - 07:00:00 PM
1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR


British record-breaking polar explorer and adventurer Adrian Hayes recounts 60 years of the Savage Mountain; the tragic events of his unsuccessful 2013 attempt; and his successful return to summit the world’s second highest mountain in July this year.

Adrian Hayes

Adrian Hayes is a British, UAE and UK-based record-breaking polar explorer and adventurer, keynote speaker, business coach, author and campaigner.

Adrian has set two Guinness World Records for Polar Expeditions- reaching the Earth's 'three poles' (North Pole, South Pole and Mt Everest) in the shortest period of time in history, and for the longest unsupported Arctic expedition to date (vertical crossing of Greenland).

On the 60th anniversary of K2’s first ascent and a year after his first attempt ended in tragedy, Adrian discusses the immeasurable challenges the mountain presents juxtaposed with the lure of its foreboding slopes, which led him to successfully return to summit the mountain on 26 July 2014.

START:  7.00pm - doors and bar open @ 6:30pm
FINISH:  9.00pm

TICKETS: £12

For further details visit:  adrianhayes.com

Everestís Deadliest Day: A Panel Discussion

Everestís Deadliest Day: A Panel Discussion

Thursday Oct 09, 2014 - 07:00:00 PM
1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

Everest’s Deadliest Day: A Panel Discussion

Everest#s Deadliest Day

An expert panel of the world’s top mountaineers discuss the events leading up to the recent avalanche that claimed the lives of 16 climbing Sherpas on Mt. Everest, and what this means for the future of Himalayan climbing and the economy of Nepal.

Panelists include:

  • Doug Scott, CBE - the father of alpine-style mountaineering, and the first Briton to summit Mt. Everest.
  • Rebecca Stephens - first British woman to summit Mt. Everest and Chair of the Himalayan Trust UK.
  • Ed Douglas - journalist and author of Chomolungma Sings the Blues and Tenzing: Hero of Everest.
  • Simon Lowe - Managing Director of Jagged Globe, a climbing company that lost Sherpas in the avalanche.
  • Dawa Steven Sherpa - Nepalese Sherpa and environmentalist who has summited Mt. Everest twice.

The discussion will be facilitated by dZi Foundation Nepal Country Director, Ben Ayers.

START: 7:00 pm -  Doors and bar open at 6:00 | FINISH: 9.00 pm

Photo Credit: Grayson Shaffer

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