CAMPFIRE – Icons of the Mountains
Award-winning writer Susanna Jones explores the history of female mountaineering and the icons and pioneers of the movement, as well as reading from her novel, When Nights Were Cold.
FILM – KEEPER OF THE MOUNTAINS
DIR: Allison Otto - 25 mins
A documentary portrait of the unique Elizabeth Hawley and her unlikely key role in the Golden Age of Himalayan mountaineering, her defiance of the traditional gender roles of her day and her decision to settle alone in Kathmandu in 1960.
FILM – THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST
DIR: George Lowe - 75mins
Delight in the thrilling, charming and mildly eccentric 1953 documentary charting the successful British expedition to the summit of Everest. Rarely seen on the big screen, the film highlights meticulous planning and the physical stress and strain involved in climbing the world’s highest mountain. We love it for the clipped accents - from poet, Louis MacNiece - and sartorial excellence.