Dave Turnbull in action on Gojung

Dave Turnbull in action on Gojung

The boss of the British Mountaineering Council will entertain outdoors fans with tales of his recent climbing trip to Patagonia in a lecture raising funds for a conservation charity.

Dave Turnbull, chief executive of the BMC, headed to the Fitzroy and Cerro Torre massif in January this year with fellow mountaineers Stuart McAleese and Dan Donovan.

Turnbull’s talk in Sheffield later this month will help raise cash for the Friends of the Peak District.

He took up climbing in 1985 and has been the BMC’s chief since 2002.

He has climbed in about 20 countries and is perhaps best known for his exploratory new routes in Scotland and South West England.

BMC chief executive Dave Turnbull

BMC chief executive Dave Turnbull

In 1997 he made a free ascent of the Longhope Route, Orkney, with John Arran and in 2011 he climbed a seven-day route on 6,300m Gojung in Nepal with Alpine Club president Mick Fowler.

The talk will take place at the Lescar pub in Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield, on Tuesday, 26 November. Admission costs £5. More information is on the Friends of the Peak District website.

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