Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker
A Mountain Heritage Trust Exhibition, exploring the life and legacy of Joe Tasker.
- at Ushaw College, 25th June-1st September and Keswick Museum, 9th September-May 2017
The opening of the exhibition is at Ushaw College, Durham, DH7 9R, on 25th June, 6.30pm - 9.00pm
The evening will begin at 6.30pm and is free to attend. There is a talk by mountaineer and award winning author, John Porter, and a raffle.
To sign up for the exhibition opening please see:
Joe Tasker, alongside Dick Renshaw, claimed the first British winter ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1976. Joe then went on to higher mountains from that point claiming the first lightweight oxygen-less ascent of Kangchenjunga with Pete Boardman and Doug Scott in 1979.
Joe and Pete lost their lives on an attempt to summit Everest by the NE ridge in 1982. The exhibition will celebrate Joe's climbing career as well as his successful and influential writing.