Mountaineering legend Walter Bonatti is returning
to Britain for the first time in 18 years
to speak at the Universitys annual international
festival of mountaineering literature. Bonattis
new book, The Mountains of My Life, includes
his classic writings and new evidence about
his role in the controversial Italian first
ascent of K2, when he accused his companions
of leaving him to die on the mountain.
Neale will be talking about his new book Tigers
of the Snow, honouring the Sherpas contribution
to mountaineering history, in particular the
1934 Nanga Parbat expedition when, abandoned
and fighting to survive, the Sherpas made
the transition from coolies to climbers.
contributors to the conference organised
by Dr Terry Gifford and now in its 16th year
include Professor Mikel Vause (Weber
State University, USA), who will announce
this years Boardman Tasker award winner.
conference is on 9 November 2002 in the Universitys
conference auditorium. For a full programme,
call 39022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org