Fiva, An Adventure That Went Wrong - 5.30pm Sunday 21st October
|Talk|| Gordon Stainforth
Writer, photographer, film editor and philosopher GORDON STAINFORTH will be giving an illustrated talk about his new book, 'Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong', which tells the epic true story of a near-death experience on a mountain in Norway in 1969.
Fiva (pronounced 'Fever') is Gordon's first foray into literature and is receiving rave reviews from readers on Amazon as well as from top-class mountaineers and has just been short-listed for the prestigious 2012 Boardman-Tasker Prize- the Man-Booker of the mountaineering world.
Joe Simpson, best-selling author of 'Touching the Void' said: "Wonderful, nostalgic, gripping, classic epic yarn with great humour deserves to win many many awards - read it :)"
Stephen Venables, author of 'Higher than the Eagle Soars' said: "[Fiva is] the most intelligent disaster story to appear for years...At last - an exciting, intelligent, humorous disaster story by someone who can write English. The late sixties period detail is lovely. So, too, is the nail-biting denouement. And, actually, it isn't really a disaster story at all: it's all about using courage, initiative, comradeship and a large dollop of luck to escape from a nasty situation."
Signed copies of Gordon's acclaimed book Fiva will be available to buy at the event. If you can't wait til then you can buy copies of Fiva on Amazon.
Following Gordon's talk will be a pair of acclaimed and award-winning films:
50 YEARS IN THE MOUNTAINS. British outdoor gear manufacturer Mountain Equipment have participated in every British first ascent of an 8000m peak and been part of more than 175 Everest summits.
|In SAMSARA, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk set out to attempt a first ascent. The film is woven together with art, journal excerpts and still photography.
Produced by the athletes, Samara is an unfiltered perspective into a powerful Himalayan climbing experience.
The team spends 20 days of life on the cliff face with ten days of food through major storms on a hanging platform smaller than the size of a single bed. They push to the very edge of what they thought possible and rediscover why they are drawn to suffer in such sacred and beautiful places. (22 mins)