The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857. For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration.
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Stories are how we understand the world and many climbers are also great storytellers. In his podcast series Factor Two, Wil has explored how our storytelling influences the heroes we make and the risks we take.
Over the past 6 years he’s recorded compelling interviews with climbers from all walks of life, including notable names like Jerry Moffatt, Rick Allen and Hazel Findlay. Each episode is a piece of cinema for the ear - a structured, reflective story, with a flawed hero at its centre. Whether self-rescuing from high up El Capitan, convincing themselves to make one more move on that bold lead, or putting in another shift on the project that might never happen, they are all linked by desire.
In this talk, Wil questions if that desire is really their flaw, or is there something more authentic at the heart of it all? Some common compulsion that all climbers share.
Start Time: 19:30
Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria St, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL