Final Ascent presented by Fishers

Contact

Organizer: George Fisher

Name: George Fisher

Phone: 017687 72178

Email: george@georgefisher.co.uk

Website: http://www.georgefisher.co.uk/

Address

2 Borrowdale Road
Keswick
Keswick
CA12 5DA

Price Notes

£8.10

Direction

Details

When the memories of a life are lost in the snow, a final challenge remains. The toughest climb of all: to conquer the mind and rescue the man.

The legend of Hamish MacInnes began early. At 16 he climbed the Matterhorn. At 17 he built his first motor car – from scratch. He attempted Everest in 1953 with his friend Johnny Cunningham, and almost stole the peak before Hillary and Tenzing. As an explorer, expedition leader and engineer he achieved world fame. As inventor of the all metal ice axe, author of the International Mountain Rescue Handbook and founder of Glencoe Mountain Rescue he has been responsible for saving hundreds of lives, if not thousands. But at the age of 84, his accomplishments could not save him from being institutionalised against his will, suffering from delirium. After a spell in psychogeriatric detainment in a hospital in the Highlands of Scotland, during which he made many escape attempts – he emerged to find his memory gone. This film tells the story of his life by mirroring his greatest challenge: to recover his memories and rescue himself.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
05/07/2019 05/07/2019 8pm