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My Mountain Life

On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below.  His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book ‘Touching The Void’ and the later film, both climbers became household names.

It was an experience that could have put many off the sport of mountaineering - but not Simon. Over 30 years later, he is still a very active exploratory climber and guide, making several expeditions to the mountains each year. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia there is hardly a significant range that he has not visited.

Come along and witness Simon’s tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism. Told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and video collected on his great climbs.

“Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires.”

SCOTLAND, ENGLAND and one night in WALES spring tour 2019.

February.

28th PERTH 7-30pm Horsecross 01738 621031

March.

9th MULL 7-30pm Comar tickets not on sale yet

11th OBAN 7-30pm Corran Halls 01631 567333

12th BUXTON 7-30pm Pavilion Arts Centre 01298 72190 *

14th ISLE OF WIGHT 7-30pm Quay Arts 01983 822490

18th CHESHAM 8-00pm Elgiva 01494 582900

19th BATH 7-30pm Komedia 01225489070

20th BRISTOL 7-30pm Chemistry Theatre, University of Bristol 0117 9299966 **

24th NORTHAMPTON 7-45pm Royal and Derngate 01604 624811

April

1st EDINBURGH 7-30pm Royal Lyceum 0131 2484848

3rd ISLE OF EIGG 7-30pm Community Hall 01687 347007

6th CAERNARFON 7-30pm Galeri tickets not on sale yet

20th YEOVIL 7-30pm Octogon 01935 422884

* 'No Easy Way' with Mick Fowler as part of The Buxton Adventure Festival

** As part of Wilderness Lectures series

COPIES OF SIMON'S THREE BOOKS AND A SELECTION OF POSTERS AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT EACH VENUE, WHICH HE IS HAPPY TO SIGN AND DEDICATE IF YOU WISH.

If you are a theatre or other venue interested in hosting Simon, please contact us for an information pack: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We still have dates free in March and April to add to his spring 2019 tour and are looking now to venues and dates for autumn 2019.

 

Monte Bove

Last successfully climbed in 2011. Join for the fifth ascent of the mountain. Dates are 2/2 to 24/2 for 2019.

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