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TEDxSalford - Stephen Venables - To The Top: The Story of Everest

Stephen Venables is a mountaineer, writer and broadcaster who prefers the untrodden path -- he is the first Briton to have climbed Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. Nearly all his Himalayan expeditions have been to previously unclimbed peaks. In the case of Everest, others had been there first, so he climbed a new route, without oxygen equipment, and established a new altitude record for surviving a night out in the open. He has published twelve books, taken part in numerous television films and has just returned from his third crossing of South Georgia -- on this occasion following other steps -- Sir Ernest Shackleton's. He has a horror of committee meetings, but couldn't refuse the invitation to be president of the world's oldest mountaineering association, the Alpine Club, during its recent 150th anniversary.Post production done by https://twitter.com/#!/CassiusClaysonAbout TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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