BMC – Sherpa Lecture


Cambridge – 7pm, 06 November 2014

In association with the BMC and Sherpa outdoor gear, Cambridge Climbing and Caving club presents an evening with Kenton Cool and Neil Gresham.

Kenton Cool is an English mountaineer and alpinist, who has climbed Everest 11 times to date. He is one of the world’s most sought-after guides and made the first British guided ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 2007 with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, also leading Sir Ranulph successfully to the summit of Everest in 2009.

Neil Gresham is one of Britain’s most well known all-round climbers. He is equally at home on rock or ice and is one of the few climbers in the world to have climbed the coveted grade of E10, with his second ascent of the notorious Equilibrium on Derbyshire gritstone. Famously, he also put up the third ascent of the legendary Indian Face in 1996. His enthusiasm for climbing spans Deep Water Soloing and ‘sport-style’ chalk climbing, and his recent exploits have taken him to destinations such as Sweden, Brazil, Mongolia, Cuba, Vietnam, China and Colombia in search of new rock.

The lecture is part of the BMC and Sherpa Adventure Gear lecture series to raise awareness of and money for the Sherpa Adventure Gears’ Everest Charity – ‘The Children of Everest’, and also to help support the development of new climbers through local climbing clubs.

The lectures will be held on 06 November 2014 at University Plant Sciences Large Lecture Theatre

  • 7.00pm – Intro & Lecture 1 – Neil Gresham
  • 7.45pm – Break with raffle prizes
  • 8.00pm – Lecture 2 – Kenton Cool
  • 8.45/9.00 – Finish

Ticket Price: £6 (£3 – concessions)

To buy tickets contact:

UDPATE: Tickets now also available through our local independent outdoor shop! If you live, work or shop in the area, you can now buy tickets at Open Air, Green Street, Cambridge who have very kindly agreed to sell tickets for us without charging a fee.

More info: