Black Combe
Mountain Festival
11 November 2017

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The Black Combe Mountain Festival will be held on Saturday 11th November 2017. Your ticket will include an all night pass to talks and films, and a veggie or meaty hot meal. All money raised will be donated to Black Combe Junior Squad and Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue.

Dave Rogers: Climbing the Lotus Flower Tower in the Cirque of the Unclimbables

Dave will give us an insight into his four week adventure in the remote North West Territories of Canada. He scaled a 2,000 foot tower of granite in the Cirque of the Unclimbables, often described as one of the most aesthetic rock climbs in the world, before paddling out on 200 miles of the Nahanni River to reach the nearest road.

Michael Jones: My way on the Highway

Mike began running off road about 5 years ago when he moved to Ulverston, just south of the Lake District. Filled with a passion for running and the outdoors, Mike threw caution to the wind and took a career break to follow his dreams. Mike has since won the prestigious Lakeland 100 race (twice!) and achieved top ten finishes in elite, international races. Hear about his amazing journey tonight!

Sarah Hooper: Canoeing Adventures in the Canadian Wilderness

Sarah will talk about her adventures in Canada, including being dropped off by a float plane with three strangers to undertake a first decent of the Rae River in Nunavut. She will also talk about the Wilderness Therapy Programme in Ontario and her solo adventure in Algonquin Park. The expedition was supported by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

Tim Ripper: Whitewater Kayaking – Hidden Gems in Nepal

Whitewater kayaking has taken Tim on adventures all over the world - from icy winters in Scotland to huge warm rapids in Uganda; multi-day journeys through the Himalaya to big waterfalls in California. Tim will give us an insight into this world of whitewater focusing on Nepal in particular, where - if you’re willing to go off the beaten track - you can find some hidden gems...

David Scott-Maxwell: Winter Climbing in the Lake District – from Victorian Times to the Present Day

Dave (self confessed fanatic!) will treat us to a potted history of winter climbing in the English Lake District from a personal perspective. The uninitiated will be amazed by the intrepid exploits of winter mountaineers over the last ~150 years and after this talk who knows, you might even be inspired to have a go yourself!

Saturday 11th November
Arrive from 5pm onwards for 5:30pm start. Finish at 10pm.

Adults: £15.
Children under 16: £6
Tickets include an all night pass to talks and films and
a veggie or meaty hot meal. Please bring your own drinks,
although tea, coffee and cakes will be available to purchase on the night.

Programme

17:00 Doors open - tea, coffee and cakes available to buy.
17:30 Part I - Welcome and Intro with Mike Vogler
17:45 Dave Rogers - Climbing the Lotus Flower Tower in the Cirque of the Unclimbables
Dave will give us an insight into his four week adventure in the remote North West Territories of Canada, where he scaled a 2,000 foot tower of granite in the Cirque of the Unclimbables, before paddling out on 200 miles of the Nahanni River to reach the nearest road.
18:15 Sarah Hooper - Canoeing Adventures in the Canadian Wilderness
Sarah will talk about her adventures in Canada, including being dropped off by a float plane with three strangers to undertake a first decent of the Rae River in Nunavut. She’ll also talk about the Wilderness Therapy Programme in Ontario and her solo adventure in Algonquin Park.
18:45 Panel Q&A - Opportunity to ask Dave & Sarah questions about their adventures
19:00 Grubs up! Dinner time! - Enjoy hog roast or veggie dinner (included) and a good chat with friends! Please feel free to bring your own drinks along, otherwise tea, coffee and cakes will be available to buy.
20:10 Part II - Welcome and Intro with Mike Vogler
20:15 Tim Ripper - Whitewater Kayaking: Hidden Gems in Nepal
Whitewater kayaking has taken Tim on adventures all over the world - from icy winters in Scotland to huge warm rapids in Uganda; multi-day journeys through the Himalaya to big waterfalls in California. Tonight, Tim will tell us more about Nepal in particular, where you can still find some hidden gems...
20:45 Mike Jones - My Way on the Highway
Filled with a passion for running and the outdoors, Mike took a career break to follow his dreams… He’s since become one of the UK’s top ultra runners, winning the prestigious Lakeland 100 race (twice!) and achieving top ten finishes in elite, international races. Hear his story tonight!
21:15 Dave Scott-Maxwell - Winter Climbing in the Lake District: From Victorian Times to the Present Day
Dave will treat us to a potted history of winter climbing in the English Lake District - the uninitiated will be amazed by the intrepid exploits of winter mountaineers over the last ~150 years and after this talk who knows, you might even be inspired to have a go yourself!
21:45 Panel Q&A - Opportunity to ask Tim, Mike & Dave questions about their adventures
22:00 Closing Comments with Mike Vogler

About Black Combe Runners

Black Combe is the most southern and western fell in the Lake District and Black Combe Runners is a small friendly fell running club based in that area. We come from around Ulverston, Broughton, Barrow and Millom and we run all over the South Lakes. Guests are always welcome at our Tuesday evening social runs and membership is open to all.
You can also find us on Facebook and someone will usually be there to respond.
Money raised through the Black Combe Mountain Festival will be used to support the set up of a new Junior Section, raising funds for essential coaching qualifications and equipment. If you are interested in joining the juniors please checkout the junior section on our website. Anyone between the ages of 0 - 18 yrs can join.
www.bcrunners.org.uk

About Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue

Black Combe Runners wanted to ensure that some of the money raised through the Festival would go towards our local community. Proceeds from the event will be split with the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, who operate across the south Lakes, in many of the areas that we run regularly.
The Mountain Rescue is a voluntary organisation helping hillgoers in need. They are totally reliant on donations to cover its annual running costs of around £30,000 each year. Most of the medical and rescue equipment has a short life due to the need for absolute reliability. The team also needs to maintain three vehicles and specialist radio equipment.
We are very pleased to support the Mountain Rescue as part of the event.
www.dfmrt.org.uk

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