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Tom will present some recent first ascents in the Himalayas (including a Piolet d’Or - winning route on Latok 1 in 2018, and on Tengkangpoche in Nepal during the covid pandemic).
He’ll discuss the changes faced in climbing today, from ‘Fast and Light’ ascents, Covid-19, the Olympics and the warming climate.
With an emphasis on technical routes at ever-higher altitudes, Tom has tried to consistently push the standard of alpinism and wonders how this compares to the impressive ascents of the past. He’d rather let the photos and videos do the talking, so expect plenty of both.
(Note this is not the usual Tuesday date!)
There is no official charge for entry, but we do ask those non-members who are able to make a small contribution to allow the lectures to keep running.