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Sunday, 22 November 2009

An evening with Ian Parnell at RGS, London

We have just received an email from Porters Progress about their annual lecture, this year it will be given by leading alpinist Ian Parnell. If you are in London on November 24th then I highly recommend attending. I have copied the details below:

British style mountaineering: from Ben Nevis to the Himalaya Mountaineer and photographer Ian Parnell is probably best known for accompanying Sir Ranulph Fiennes on his successful ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, but he is one of Britain's leading alpinists, whose own climbs have attracted international praise, including an impressive four nominations for the world's most coveted mountaineering award, the Piolet D'or.

At this year's PPUK annual lecture, Ian will share the idiosyncratic secrets of 'British style mountaineering' and tell tales of his adventures on some of the world's toughest peaks (and worst campsites) accompanied by video footage and his outstanding photographs.

Fellow alpinist Andy Kirkpatrick describes Ian's approach: "I've seen Ian trim his mountain gear to the minimum, chucking out his sleeping bag just to squeeze in extra camera equipment. The fact that he's will to suffer for his ar means he brings back photos that few others can achieve."

Date: Tuesday 24 November
Time: Exhibition Road Doors open at 6.00pm. Talk from 7.00-8.30pm.
Where: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (nearest tube: South Kensington)
Pay bar: Before and after the talk in the Map Room

Fundraising event in aid of Porters' Progress UK
Tickets: £10 each from World Expeditions (£2 refunded on the door for PPUK members)

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