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Buxton Adventure Festival

Pavilion Arts Centre

Buxton Adventure Festival presents

Eric Jones

5 Apr 2017

Eric Jones

Eric Jones

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The Ups and Downs of a Tremadog Tea Maker

Eric Jones was born in 1935 and took up skydiving and climbing in his 20s. By the time he was in his 50s, he’d progressed to BASE jumping off the Eiger. “The Ups and Downs of a Tremadog Tea Maker” is a rare public talk from the trailblazing mountaineer, who will cover his early climbing days in Wales and the Dolomites. He’ll talk about his alpine soloing on the Eiger, Matterhorn, and Mont Blanc, BASE jumping from Angel Falls in Venezuela, as well as climbing the Old Man of Hoy and Devils Tower in his 70s. Eric’s exploits were years ahead of their time and he is regarded by many as Britain’s most successful solo climber.

Each event will feature a main speaker, a support speaker, a short film and stunning photography, ensuring a full evening of action packed entertainment.

 

Each event will feature a main speaker, a support speaker, a short film and stunning photography, ensuring a full evening of action packed entertainment.

Support Speaker: TBC

 

Film: 75 Never Too Old

Though it’s a climbing film, 75 Never Too Old is really a documentary about two friends growing old together examining their wise old philosophies on life. The setting is dramatic, the uniqueness of the Devils Tower and the breathtaking climbing photography creates it’s own drama – but, essentially it’s a story about two old men "fighting against the dying of the light"! Eric and Jeremy are both articulate characters and have a fantastic bond and a deep friendship and understanding. They are very different characters. Eric is more impulsive and Jeremy is more reserved and quiet. Eric is a famous adventurer whereas Jeremy is a farmer and a family man with four kids and ten grandchildren. For most of his life Jeremy was tied to his land and family business and had little free time to pursue his dreams of adventure and danger. In his 40’s – inspired by his new friend Eric Jones – he started an annual pilgrimage to the Alps and only in semi retirement and past his 70th year did he find time to seek new adventures. Eric and Jeremy are two old guys who’ve always had this passion for adventure and love for speed. This film manages to illustrate the dangers of climbing and it is exciting and breath-taking. Their story is a celebration of life. Eric has an artificial knee and frostbitten toes so The Devils Tower was the worst sort of painful climbing for him but the message is ‘Whatever age you are, keep going on to your next adventure and your next dream’. Eric and Jeremy’s story is a big story from a small place with global appeal.

Running time: 23 mins

Audio Visual: TBC

Eric Jones

Buxton Adventure Festival

Buxton Adventure Festival

University of Derby

University of Derby


Dates and Prices

Dates: Wednesday 5 April 7.30pm

Tickets: £17.50

Discounts:
Matcham/Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: £5 off




 
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