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Derek Buckle – “Exploration and First Ascents in the East Karakoram”
Tuesday 19 February 2019, 07:30pm
Contact Tony Westcott & Chris Storie
Tuesday 19 February 2019

Since 2008 Derek has organised numerous exploratory mountaineering expeditions to the Indian Himalaya where he and team members successfully climbed many major peaks for the first time. In 2016 and 2017 he eventually managed to secure climbing permits for the East Karakoram, a sensitive area for which access was severely restricted for non-Indian nationals until relatively recently. In this talk he will describe highlights from his two exploratory expeditions to the Nubra Valley region of Ladakh which resulted in the first ascents of several hitherto unclimbed 6,000 m peaks.

Location South West - Redpoint Bristol Climbing Centre
40 Winterstoke Road
Bristol
BS3 2NW
UK
01173322222
https://www.redpointbristol.co.uk/contact-us/
Venue: Redpoint Climbing Centre is at 40 Winterstoke Road, Bristol, BS3 2NW (Tel: 0117 332 2222). Redpoint has café serving food and licensed bar. Meet for food and/or climb from 6.30pm; lectures start at 7.30pm.
The AC SW regional organisers are Tony Westcott and Chris Storie.
No charge for AC & Eagle Ski members and students. Guests are welcome and are invited to make a donation of £5 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.