Mick Fowler

Mick Fowler

There’s a last-minute chance to join the audience for two rearranged shows by top climber Mick Fowler.

The man once described as the ‘mountaineers’ mountaineer’ will be in Gateshead this evening and Edinburgh tomorrow for a couple of shows postponed when bad weather hit the scheduled dates.

Tickets are available on the night for the two events, when Mick will give an insight into his long career, including his most recent expedition in the breathtaking Tien Shan range in China.

Tonight’s event is at Gateshead College and Edinburgh University hosts tomorrow’s show. Both start at 8pm, with doors opening at 7.30pm.

The Mick Fowler dates are part of the Berghaus Adventure Tour, which has seen Mick and world leading climber and adventurer Leo Houlding entertaining audiences at venues across England and Scotland over the past four months.

Mick Fowler said: “I am really looking forward to entertaining audiences in Edinburgh as part of the first Berghaus Adventure Tour.  It is a real privilege to share stories about my climbing career and hopefully encourage others to get outdoors and involved in adventure.”

Mick, part of the Berghaus team of elite athletes, has been a leading climbing adventurer for more than 30 years after being introduced to rock climbing and mountaineering by his father in his early teens.

Specialising in the exploration of remote and extremely challenging climbing areas, Mick will talk about his long and varied career including details of his early career such as his pioneering ice climbing of the Cliffs of Dover, through to weekend trips to winter climb in Scotland.

He will also entertain audiences with tales of his most recent major expedition which took him to the north side of the Xuelian massif in the Chinese Tien Shan range.  Tien Shan has been off-limits for many years but Mick managed to secure permits from the Chinese authorities for a four-week visit during August and September last year in only the third mountaineering expedition ever to visit the area.

Tickets are £10 each; they will be available on the door, but can still be booked in advance by visiting the Berghaus Adventure Tour website or calling Planet Fear on 01768 774493.

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