Doug Scott CBE to give talk at school

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Brechin High School is set to host a truly unmissable opportunity to hear the UK’s top mountaineer, Doug Scott CBE, when he brings his famous ‘Moments of Being’ presentation tot he school on Friday, October 26.

The presentation is an illustrated lecture of Scott’s new climbs and explorations in Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim and the remote Arunachal Pradesh in North East India

His climbing credentials are impeccable. In the autumn of 1975 he and the late Dougal Haston became the first British climbers to reach the summit of Everest as members of Chris Bonington’s South West Face Expedition. In all Scott has reached the summit of some 40 peaks.

The other inspiring thing about Scott’s career is his work to put something back into Nepal by setting up the charity Community Action Nepal, which helps build schools and health centre

Doug Scott’s lecture will cover all manner of climbing experiences as well as an 18 day trek through dense jungle in the Indo-Tibetan frontier where his group became the first Westerners ever to meet the Nishi tribe, who are still hunter-gatherers.

Brechin High School, together with Brechin Rotary Club, have arranged the event, which begins at 7pm.

Entry is £6 and a concessionary rate of £2 for school children. Half the proceeds will go to Rotary Club charities.