Date(s) - 22/05/2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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“Climbing Down Gracefully” – an illustrated talk by the renowned mountain photographer, John Cleare.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of John’s stunning photographic work and hear about his lifetime passion for photography and the mountains.
John Cleare, a legend among legends.
He is not only a professional photographer, a mountaineer and a wilderness traveller but also a writer, an author, a film-maker and a lecturer.
Notable projects included Matterhorn Centenary, The Old Man of Hoy, Spiders Web, Last Blue Mountain, Surrender to Everest and working on the film The Eiger Sanction with Clint Eastwood.
His picture archive, Mountain Camera, is well known.
Commissions and lecture tours have taken John all over Europe, to the Arctic, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand, to Africa, to Borneo, to China and frequently to the ultimate mountains – the Himalaya of Nepal, India and Pakistan.
He led the 1978 British Himalchuli attempt, the highly successful American ski ascent of Muztagh Ata in 1982 and The Alpine Ski Club Kedar Ski Expedition of 1994.
In his spare time his favourite sport is Ski Mountaineering.
The lecture will be followed by a members-only chat for which a separate Zoom link will be sent to you.