Vanessa O'Brien speaker at October's Explorer Talk

The SES is delighted to announce that Vanessa O'Brien will be the speaker at October's Explorer Talk and will give a talk about K2 - The Final Conquest on Tuesday 30 October 2018 (venue TBC). These events are kindly supported by Cadogan Tate, for which the SES is extremely grateful.

On 28 July 2017, SES Member and dual national Vanessa O’Brien became the first American or British woman to successfully conquer K2 after a gruelling 16 hour summit push where she encountered deep snow, howling winds, increasing precipitation and extremely cold temperatures. This was Vanessa's third consecutive year attempting K2, and her team’s dedication and persistence paid off as they became the only team to summit in 2017, following two years of no summits on K2. On 30 October 2018, Vanessa will take us through what she discovered about climbing K2 and the people of Pakistan, the research that showed glacier contamination, and the historical conservation she led at the Gilkey-Puchoz Memorial.





Drinks from 6.30pmTalk at 7pmDrinks/Dinner at 7.45pmon Tuesday 30 October 2018


Entry is FREE to SES Members and £10 to NON-SES Members! We need to keep an eye on the number of people attending to avoid exceeding capacity, so please obtain your ticket from EVENTBRITE.

The SES is extremely grateful to TexEnergy who have kindly donated a gift to the Speakers at the SES Explorer Talks.

October 30th, 2018 6:00 PM

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