Lakes College To Host Nepal Charity Dinner
As part of a mountaineering lecture series Lakes College will be hosting an evening with mountain climbing experts John Porter & Doug Scott CBE to raise funds for the Charity Action Nepal on Thursday 16th May from 6pm. Attendees to the dinner will be able to experience an insight to the adventures of the two experts and will be sampling an authentic Nepalese themed 3 course dinner cooked by Lakes College students for just £25 per head. There will also be an auction of climbing memorabilia and Nepalese goods to raise extra funds for the charity
Both of these men have careers that span over four decades, covering many continents and many infamous expeditions. Unlike other explorers, John Porter brings a military & political aspect, and will explain how many of his first ascents on mountains in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India were affected by geo-politics, punctuated with humorous tales of being smuggled across the Soviet Union and nearly fatal results exploring areas without permission.
He will reflect on how 'The Great Game', the rivalry between the British and Russian empires in Central Asia, led to exploration and mountaineering and explain why the CIA planted a nuclear monitoring device in the sacred Nanda Devi Sanctuary. He will also reveal the roots of conflicts between India, Pakistan and China today.
Doug is hosting the pre event dinner and the auction.