At the time they disappeared on the north east ridge of Everest Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker were each resident in the High Peak.
This special event in their home community will celebrate their lives and achievements. A number of their friends and colleagues will talk about them, their climbs and their books which were the inspiration for setting up the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature.
The evening programme will commence with a reading by Martin Wragg from The Shining Mountain, Peter Boardman’s award winning first book, followed by a similar delivery by Steve Dean from Joe Tasker’s great work, The Savage Arena. Andy Cave a BT winner will talk and lecture from his own master work, Learning to Breathe and Stephen Venables another BT winner will explain about how this bolstered his adventurous life, and his latest climbs in South Georgia and Antarctica. There will be an interval between Andy and Stephen’s talks, and a short appropriate fund raising entertainment will ensue!