Home Forums News AC Lakes lectures

Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
  • Author
  • #56454 Share
    Jim Fairey

    The next AC Lakes lecture is this Thursday, 30th November, when Lina Arthur will be talking about the writing of her winter mountaineering guidebook, Snow & Ice.

    With the winter season approaching, Lina’s account of how her guidebook evolved into a fantastic selection of winter climbs will no doubt inspire those who climb and give an interesting insight to those who don’t, highlighting, as it does, the beauty of our mountain landscape, “from the dramatic ridges of Snowdonia to the frozen ghylls of the Lakes and wild mountain faces of Scotland”.

    On Thursday 11th January, John Porter will be discussing ’The Beauty of Risk’. John briefly touched on this topic during a previous talk, which prompted considerable interest for more details and hence this lecture.

    On Thursday 1st February, Simon Yates joins us to talk about his summer 2023 trip with Mick Fowler to Tajikistan’s Rushan Pamir to attempt a new route on the north face of Patkhor.

    The last lecture of this season will be on Thursday, 7th March when Catherine Moorehead joins us to talk about her recently published biography of Doug Scott, ‘Mountain Guru’.

    Further information below. I’ll send an extra email out before Christmas with full details of the John and Catherine’s lectures.

    Finally, a request. If anyone has any feedback on the venue (too hot/cold, sound not loud enough, etc.) please let me know so we can address any issues. Thanks.

    Best wishes


    Anna Lawford
    AC Lakes Lecture Organiser

    Thursday, 30th November, Lina Arthur: Snow & Ice – The Writing of a Winter Mountaineering Guidebook

    Pinning down how guidebooks are written can be as elusive as UK winter conditions; many people erroneously think guidebook writers spend all their time climbing!

    Lina Arthur’s book, ‘Snow & Ice’, highlights 100 winter mountaineering routes across the UK, providing clear photo topos, accurate maps and inspiring action shots, but writing it didn’t always go exactly to plan. In this talk, Lina shares the highs and lows of winter guidebook writing and invites us to look behind the printed page into how guidebooks are made.

    Venue: The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL

    Doors Open: 7pm. Lectures Start: 7.30pm.

    The lectures are free to AC Members. Non-members are welcome to attend for a suggested donation of £3-£5 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.

    Future Lectures:

    January 2024: The Beauty of Risk – John Porter. Details to follow.

    Thursday 1st February 2024, Simon Yates: Patkhor – Pleasure and Pain
    In July 2023, Mick Fowler and Simon travelled to Tajikistan’s Rushan Pamir – an area to the east of the main Pamir range, rarely visited by climbers. Their objective was a new route on the north face of Patkhor 6083m, followed by a north to south traverse of the peak. All went well until food poisoning from some freeze dried meals at the first camp on the mountain, started a chain of events that led to a mountaineering epic, culminating in an abseiling accident that Simon was lucky to survive.

    Thursday 7th March 2024, Catherine Moorehead: Mountain Guru – The Life of Doug Scott

Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.