Jagged red line passes through Cove

Ultra-endurance runner, mountaineer and all-round adventurer Nick Williams will deliver a Sunday lunchtime talk at Cove Burgh Hall this weekend.

Author of the original Pocket Mountains guides to Scotland, Nick can boast a remarkably varied climbing career.

He rescued his partner on the Eiger Nordwand aged 20, led the first international expedition to post-Soviet Kazakhstan while still a student and also tried the Ogre, also known as the ‘world’s hardest high peak’.

In a very different type of mountaineering talk, Nick will explain about how his obsession with climbing and adventure led to a trip to the high mountains of Russia in the early 1990s.

One event on a north face changed his perspective – and his life – completely. Nearly 20 years later, Nick realised that he needed to document what happened and published his memoir, Jagged Red Line.

Doors for his talk entitled Zinc Soldering for Beginners, also publicised as Jagged Red Line’, will open at 12.30pm  on October 13. The talk starts at 1.15pm and there will be admissions after the talk has started

Tickets are £8 including light lunch; they can be booked online at www.coveburghhall.org.uk or bought from Cove or Kilcreggan post offices or the  Cafe at Kilcreggan. For more information, phone 01436 842177.

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