NEWSLETTER  –  July 2017


Greetings from Scotland and thanks to Danny Carden for his wonderful shot of Edmond and me climbing in Glen Torridon last weekend.  I’m hoping to fit in a lot more climbs over the summer, juggling next month with all the tempting delights at the Edinburgh Festival.
If you live in or near Dorset, please tell people about a talk I am doing at The Lighthouse in Poole on October 4, marking the 25th anniversary of my lucky escape from Panch Chuli, the subject of A Slender Thread.
Also in the autumn, a special fundrasing event for the number one mountain literary prize, the Boardman Tasker Award.  Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton Opera House, October 17.  It is going to be a great evening, with speakers including two former winners of the prize – Andy Cave and me!
I am also putting together a tour for February 2018.  Newcastle is likely to feature amongst other English venues.  Definite bookings in Scotland include Locheldy Centre on February 9 and Birnam Arts Centre on February 13.
I am looking forward hugely to our January 2018 expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula.  That trip is full.  However, I am planning another Antarctic trip aboard Pelagic Australis for January 2019.  Please contact me if you – or anyone you know – might be tempted.
Skip Novak and I have also now firmed up plans for South Georgia 2018.   As usual, we hope to entice a small group of ski mountaineers to do some quite serious stuff, in addition to a support team not less committed to mountaineering.  We board Pelagic Australis in the Falklands on 8 September 2018 and return 13 October 2018.  Full prospectus attached below for anyone tempted.  (This is a low resolution PDF.  If you would like to see the pictures in sharper focus please let me know and I will send a higher resolution version).



With very best wishes for the rest of your summer.  Or winter!

Stephen Venables
+44 (0)7535 908686
skype: smwvenables

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