One of the UK’s most celebrated mountaineers will be treating a north Cumbrian audience to tales of death-defying adventure.

Doug Scott will be holding a talk at Brampton Community Centre tomorrow from 7pm, recounting his white-knuckle descent down Baintha Brakk, a summit in Pakistan also known as ‘The Ogre’.

Brampton and Beyond Community trustee Ann Oswin organised the event.

“He’s an old friend,” Anne said.

“I’ve heard him tell this tale several times before, but I can always happily listen to it again.

“He and Chris Bonnington completed the first ever ascent of The Ogre.

“They climbed it, and then on the way down they fell. Doug broke both his legs.

“Yet they survived, all without any of the technology we have now.”

The evening will also feature an update from Doug on the work done by his charity, Community Action Nepal, in the country since the earthquake in 2015.

Tickets are £15 for adults, with proceeds split between Community Action Nepal and the community centre.