Catherine Moorehead at Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham


Saturday, 11th November, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG12DH
Tickets: £4.00 – £25.00

Doug Scott was a legend among mountaineers. His expeditions, undertaken over a period of five decades, are unparalleled achievements. This book describes the drama of them all, from the Himalaya to New Zealand, Patagonia, Yosemite and Alaska. It includes his famous ‘epic’ on The Ogre, one of the hardest peaks in the world to climb, his ascent of Kangchenjunga without supplementary oxygen and his ascent of Everest in 1975.

Catherine Moorehead also uncovers the man behind the obsessive mountaineer. From his rumbustious youth in Nottingham through two tempestuous marriages to a secure third marriage, she shows how Scott matured in thought and action as his  global reputation increased. In doing so she reveals him to be a clash of opposites, an infuriating monomaniac who took extraordinary risks yet who developed a deep interest in Buddhism. Doug Scott was brought up in Nottingham and was one of the founders of Nottingham Climbing Club.

Scott spent almost as long as his climbing career in founding and developing Community Action Nepal, providing schools and health posts in remote parts of Nepal, where he is still much revered.

Doug Scott died in 2020.

Catherine Moorehead has led numerous mountaineering expeditions, particularly in Central Asia. She  completed her Scottish Munros in 1996.

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Saturday 11 Nov 2023
Five Leaves Bookshop 14a Long Row, Nottingham. United Kingdom