George Fraser, Mountaineer

Friday 12 October : 7.30pm

Sue Agnew

George Fraser, a mountaineer from Gatehouse of Fleet, died in 1959 on expedition in the Himalayas during an attempt on Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful peaks in the Himalayas. George Fraser and his climbing partner Mike Harris were last seen through swirling mists moving strongly toward the summit, having apparently overcome the last difficult steps. They were not seen again ...

 

In 2009, his niece Sue Agnew, as part of a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, used his diaries from the expedition, to retrace his journey to the base camp. This is the story of George, his influence on the mountaineer world and that final journey.

Admission Free

s A m a Dablam, one of the most fantastic and beautiful spires in the Himalayas, m a n y times labeUed