In ‘K2 – The Tragedy and the Triumph’ British record-breaking polar explorer and adventurer Adrian Hayes recounts 60 years of the Savage Mountain; the tragic events of his unsuccessful 2013 attempt; and his successful return to summit the world’s second highest mountain in July this year.
Adrian has set two Guinness World Records for Polar Expeditions- reaching the Earth's 'three poles' (North Pole, South Pole and Mount Everest) in the shortest period of time in history, and for the longest unsupported Arctic expedition to date (vertical crossing of Greenland).
On the 60th anniversary of K2’s first ascent and a year after his first attempt ended in tragedy, Adrian discusses the immeasurable challenges the mountain presents juxtaposed with the lure of its foreboding slopes, which led him to successfully return to summit the mountain on 26 July 2014.
Date: Tuesday 9 September, starting at 7:00pm (doors and bar open at 6:30pm)
Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
Tickets: cost £12
To register for the event, visit the World Expeditions website
About Adrian Hayes