Stephen Venables

Stephen Venables made mountaineering history in 1988 when he climbed a new route up the massive East Face of Everest with a four man Anglo-American team. He was the first Briton to reach the summit without supplementary oxygen. He has also made many other first ascents throughout the Himalaya, in the Andes and on South Georgia. During one of his eight visits to the island he took part with Reinhold Messner and Conrad Anker in the IMAX film ‘Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure’. He has also skied and climbed on the Antarctic Peninsula. He has published twelve books, including ‘Island at the Edge of the World – A South Georgia Odyssey’ and has appeared in several BBC documentaries. He is a past president of the South Georgia Association and of the world’s oldest mountaineering organisation, the Alpine Club.

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