Vanessa O'Brien speaker at SES@GauchoCity in October

30th Oct 2018

The SES is delighted to announce that Vanessa O'Brien will be the SES@GauchoCity speaker in October 2018 and will give a talk about K2 - The Final Conquest on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at the Gaucho (City), London. These events are kindly hosted by Gaucho City and supported by Cadogan Tate, for which the SES is extremely grateful.

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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.


Gaucho (City), I Bell Inn Yard, London EC3V OBL


Drinks from 6pm, Talk at 7pm, Drinks/Dinner at 7.45pm on Tuesday 30 October 2018


Entry is FREE! However, we need to keep an eye on the number of people attending to avoid exceeding capacity, so please obtain your ticket from EVENTBRITE.


Gaucho have kindly offered special SES rates for those booking in advance to stay for supper after the talk! Book in up to one week before the event using the supper ticket option on EVENTBRITE to enjoy either the SES set menu - 3 courses for £30 or 25% discount from the A La Carte menu.

The SES is extremely grateful to TexEnergy who have kindly donated a gift to the SES@GauchoCity speakers.

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