Kenton Cool & Heather Geluk
DATE: SAT NOV 7TH
COST: £17.50 / £12.50 CONCESSIONS. TICKETS
Sherpa Adventure Gear Presents:
Main Speaker - Kenton Cool
Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers. He has successfully climbed Mount Everest eleven times. He will be talking about his latest expedition to Nanda Devi East, and also about his latest book One Man's Everest.
Support Speaker - Heather Geluk
On 25 April, 2015 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck the small country of Nepal. The devastating quake killed nearly 9,000 people, injured over 25,000 and left hundreds of thousands of people destitute. The worlds response to the crisis was immediate, and millions of dollars in aid poured into the country to help ease the pain and loss of those most in need.
Sherpa Adventure Gear Athlete, Heather Geluk was on a climbing expedition in Nepal at 6,000m on Mount Shishapangma when the earthquake struck. Fortunate to have survived the earthquake and subsequent avalanches, she abandoned her climb and stayed in-country to provide humanitarian assistance both in Kathmandu, the Khumbu and some of the hard-hit remote areas of the country. Throughout her topsy-turvy journey and between hundreds of aftershocks, she was involved in the the distribution of aid - temporary shelters, food and financial relief through the Sherpa Adventure Gear Paldorje Education Foundation.
In October Heather returned to Nepal to begin the rebuilding of a school for 450 students in a village just outside of Kathmandu. In her presentation Heather will share her experiences and insights as an expedition which started out as a climb up the 14th highest mountain in the world turned into an experience that would forever change her life.
Film - Scottish Mountains Story
A short portrayal of the unique sport of winter climbing in the Scottish Highlands by Polished Project
Audiovisual - john beatty
Sponsored by Sherpa Adventure Gear
Sherpa Adventure Gear seeks to honour the unsung Sherpa heroes of Everest by creating gear that earns the praise of the world's toughest high-altitude climbers. As a Sherpa-owned company, we also strive each day to strengthen the fabric of our families and villages by giving much needed scholarships to underprivileged Sherpa children, and bringing meaningful opportunities to the people of Nepal.