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Talk, Thu 29 Jun 2017

Steven Venables

Steven Venables


Two Americans, one Canadian and one Briton – alone on the biggest wall of the world’s highest mountain. No high altitude porters, no ladders, no oxygen, no satellite phone, no radios. And no hope of outside help if anything went wrong. But they succeeded on a spectacularly difficult new route up the East Face, with Stephen Venables becoming the first Briton to reach the summit without supplementary oxygen. He also, unintentionally, set a new record for surviving a night alone in the open at extreme altitude. In this spellbinding and beautifully illustrated talk he recounts one of the most remarkable ascents of Everest, along with other journeys he has made around the world’s highest peak.
‘Probably the most adventurous ascent in Everest’s climbing history.’ Reinhold Messner
Stephen Venables was the first Briton to climb Everest without supplementary oxygen, by a new route up the East Face. He has made many other first ascents in the Himalaya, the Andes and Antarctica. He is the author of twelve books and has appeared in many mountain documentaries, including the BBC’s 'Race for Everest'.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled car park next to main visitor entrance

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 29 Jun 2017 19:30
Exhibition open late until 6pm, Derek will be available from 5pm to sign his new book
Bar open. Cafe open for evening meals, pre booking recommended.
80 minutes with one interval (Two 40 minute talks)


Tickets £12, £10 concs, U16 £8


Rheged Box Office

01768 868000


CA11 0DQ


Just 2 minutes from M6 jct 40, off the A66 heading towards Keswick

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Penrith station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled car park next to main visitor entrance

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