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    AC Lakes Lectures are re-starting on Thursday 19th January
    Anna Lawford

    After a gap of nearly three years, we are re-starting AC Lakes lectures so that people can meet up once again and hear talks in person.

    We begin on Thursday 19th January with John Porter, who was due to speak in March 2020 when Covid struck, cancelling all live events. As a former AC President, John needs no introduction. His lecture presenting his recently published book of poems and essays, A Path of Shadows, was shortlisted in this year’s Banff’s literature competition and will, I am sure, be an entertaining and thought-provoking evening. Full details below.

    On Thursday 16th February, Ronnie Legg will be joining us to talk about her first Himalayan expedition experience with a lecture entitled ‘Ama Dablam by an average Josephine’.

    Please note that this season’s lectures are on Thursdays.

    Kind regards


    Anna Lawford
    AC Lakes Lecture Organiser

    Thursday 19th January – John Porter – A Path of Shadows

    This visually stunning and thought-provoking lecture was first presented at the Banff Mountain Book Festival in 2022 where John’s book ‘A Path of Shadows’ was shortlisted in the literature competition. The book is a biographical record of the inspiration the author has found in over sixty years of a life dedicated to mountaineering and mountain culture. The lecture includes readings both from the poems and essays in the book, and asks the question ‘are we living in an extreme landscape on an unclimbed Himalayan peak, or on a city street crowded with people and skyscrapers?’ The answer perhaps lies in an evolutionary path we have yet to truly begin.

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

    Lectures are free to members. Non-members are welcome to attend for a suggested £3 donation to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.

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

    Food is available before the lecture from the hotel bar.

    Future Lakes Lectures

    Thursday 16th February: Ronnie Legg – Ama Dablam by an average Josephine

    Ronnie talks about a first-time trip to the Himalaya, and what it takes for a 5’4” female with distinctly average climbing ability to get up a technical 6812m peak. Plus lots of photos of arguably the most beautiful mountain in the world!

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