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Big Walls & Alpine Faces - 22/03/2013

The second in a series of free spring lectures at the Caban café, Friday 22rd March, featuring Stu McAleese on Big walls & Alpine Faces. The bar will be open from 6.30 p.m. with food available (beef or veg chilli and rice). The illustrated lecture will start at 7.30 p.m.

Stu McAleese is a highly respected alpinist and UIAGM Mountain Guide. This January he achieved one of his dreams by standing on the 'perfect' summit of Cerro Torre in Patagonia. Together with BMC Chief Exec Dave Turnbull and Dan Donovan the trio made what is thought to be the first British ascent of the Ragni Route.

In 2005 Stu made the first free ascent of Omega (VIII) on the Petites Jorasses with Nick Bullock. A particularly memorable expedition for Stu was in 2005, attempting to follow in the footsteps of Boardman and Tasker on Changabang's remote West Wall - Boardman's book 'The Shining Mountain' on his and Tasker's first ascent is one of the great works of mountaineering literature.

On the DMM website Stu says: “I am strangely attracted to the art of suffering and most of my expeditions have taken me to the wildest, remote parts of the world. Most of these climbs or attempts have at some point taken extremes to the limit and often close to the edge. It’s just the very nature of pushing it on hard unclimbed territory. Part of the challenge is managing the risk and surviving… To me the best bit about adventure climbing around the world is coming home, Llanberis.” All photos Cerro Torre expedition (© Dave Turnbull).

Location: Caban Café, Brynrefail (near Llanberis) LL55 3NR

Organiser Email: caban@caban-cyf.org

More Info: www.caban-cyf.org/EN/newsArticle.asp?id=68

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