Doug Scott Recreates Everest Summit in What Might be his Final Climb

Doug Scott Recreates Everest Summit in What Might be his Final Climb
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In 1975, climbing legend Doug Scott was part of the first British team to summit Everest, and the first-ever ascent of its notorious southwest face. Now, aged 79, he has once again donned the iconic blue nylon suit that saw him survive a bivouac at 8,749m (28,704ft), and is recreating the climb at home. Scott and his surviving teammates from the 1975 climb, Sir Chris Bonington, 85, and Paul “Tut” Braithwaite, 74, have launched the Everest Challenge 2020 to raise money for Community Action Nepal, the charity that Scott founded to help those in the remote parts of Nepal. The campaign invites climbers to make multiple ascents of their stairs and eventually cover the equivalent height of 8,848m at home. It also coincides with the 45th anniversary of their landmark expedition. For Scott, this climb may be his hardest to... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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