A leading British mountaineer will be talking about his extraordinary climbing career at a fundraising event for East Cheshire Hospice.
Paul Braithwaite will be speaking at Alderley Edge Golf Club on Thursday, 18th January, at an evening fundraiser organised by the Wilmslow Support Group of the Hospice.
Paul started climbing in 1960 at the age 14. In the early years he made regular visits to Derbyshire and the local Chew Valley outcrops, climbing with limited knowledge and very basic equipment.
Fortunately he survived these early experiences and over the following years went on to climb at the highest standards in Britain, The Alps and the worlds greater ranges in both summer and harsh winter conditions. He eventually became recognised as a leading British mountaineer of his generation.
Over the years Paul has climbed most of the steep and difficult mountain faces in the Alps and the Dolomites. In addition he has been a member of many successful mountaineering expeditions to some of the most extreme and remote regions of the world, including Arctic Canada, Alaska, South America, Russia, Nepal, Tibet,and Africa. During these expeditions he climbed numerous first ascents. He also played a major role in the successful first ascent of Everest South West Face in 1975.
A spokesperson for ECH Wilmslow Support Group said "This will be an entertaining and inspiring evening. If you are a mountaineer, a hill walker or a dog walker this will be just right for you!
"Paul will be talking about his many adventurous expeditions, leaving you inspired for great things in 2018."
Tickets priced £15, including light refreshments, are available from Ned Spencer on 07867 802744.
The doors and bar will be open from 7pm on Thursday, 18th January, and the talk will take place from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. There will be a 30 minute interval for canapes at 8.15pm.
All proceeds will go to East Cheshire Hospice.