Dan Richards – Climbing Days

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Date:  Sunday 8th October

Time: 2pm

Location: The Clarence Hall

Tickets: £6

 

Dan Richards – Climbing Days

Following in the footholds of his great-great-aunt, the early C20th pioneering mountaineer, Dorothy Pilley, Richards begins to travel and climb across Europe. Learning the ropes in Wales and Scotland, scrambling in the Lake District, scaling summits in Spain and Switzerland, he closes in on the serrate pinnacle of Dorothy’s climbing life, the mighty Dent Blanche in the high Alps of Valais. What emerges is a beautiful portrait of a trailblazing woman, up to now lost to history – but also a book about that eternal question: why do people climb mountains?

 

Richards is the co-author, with Stanley Donwood and Robert Macfarlane, of Holloway.

 

 

October 08 2017

Details

Date: October 8
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost: £6.00

Venue

The Clarence Hall

Beaufort Street
Crickhowell, POWYS NP8 1BN United Kingdom

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01873 811573

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Crickhowell Literary Festival
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Dan Richards - Climbing Days£6.00Date: Sunday 8th October Time: 2pm Location: The Clarence Hall Tickets: £6 Dan Richards – Climbing Days Following in the footholds of his great-great-aunt, early C20th mountaineer, Dorothy Pilley, Richards begins to travel and climb across Europe. Learning the ropes in Wales, scrambling in the Lake District, scaling summits in Spain, finally closing in on the serrate pinnacle of Dorothy’s climbing life, the mighty Dent Blanche in the high Alps of Valais. What emerges is a beautiful portrait of a trailblazing woman, also a book about that eternal question: why do people climb mountains?