Lovers of Himalayan adventure can hear about the ups and downs of a seasoned mountaineer, while helping out mountain rescuers closer to home.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team will benefit from sales of the tickets for a talk by Tom Richards, veteran climber and expedition leader. His Altitude Addiction, Getting High on Mountains address will take place at the Hathersage Outside Café in Derbyshire next Wednesday.

Tickets cost £3.00 and are available from Outside’s stores in Hathersage and Calver, with proceeds helping the Edale team’s appeal. The talk starts at 7.45pm on 7 November.

Tom has been climbing in the Himalaya since 1979, having cut his teeth on Scottish and Alpine routes. The 52-year-old has climbed all over the world and says his ambition is ‘to grow very, very old’.