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Lynam Lecture – Frank Nugent
December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
‘Mountains and wild places – a personal reflection by Frank Nugent’
Davis Theatre, Trinity College at 20:00. Doors Open at 19:15.
Frank Nugent is an Irish mountaineer, explorer and author. With many visits to the Alps and four expeditions to the Himalayas, he was the deputy leader of the first and successful Irish Everest Expedition (Stelfox 1993); joint leader of South Arís Antarctic Expedition 1997; sailed the Northwest Passage with Northabout in 2001; completed many first ascents during the Irish Lemon Mountains Expedition to Greenland in 2003. He has since climbed and trekked in the Alps, Andes, Iceland, Norway, East Greenland and Colorado and Wyoming in the USA. A member and former chair (1997-2000) of MCI now Mountaineering Ireland and of The Alpine Club, he is author of Seek the Frozen Lands – Irish Polar Explorers 1740 –1922 and ‘In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers – Irish Alpine Pioneers’ both published by the Collins Press, Cork. He is currently chair of the Irish Uplands Forum, a voluntary body that supports locally managed bottom-up sustainable and ecological development in the uplands.
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