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Doug brings his story of endurance and survival

People on Arran will be able to meet legendary mountaineer and explorer Doug Scott CBE when he hosts a special 40-year anniversary talk next month.

Doug, who is known for one of the most dramatic stories of survival after encountering difficulties in the Karakoram mountains in Asia, will provide listeners with details of his adventures using photographs and excerpts from his diary.

In July 1977, Doug and another icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of BainthaBrakk (7,285m) in the Karakoram – descriptively known as The Ogre. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude. But it was the subsequent descent from the summit in the dark, that turned a catalogue of disasters, that would have defeated most people, into an epic journey.

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