Mountaineering in a Good Cause

Guest speaker George Bakalov

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George Bakalov, the speaker on 15 January 2019, took as his topic "Mountaineering in a Good Cause". 

Following the earthquake in Nepal, he decided to climb to Everest Base Camp with a group mainly of Russian climbers. In this way the money spent would go straight to the people of the country. 

George described his experiences including the fact that he did not get altitude sickness, unlike many others in the party. He climbed with two porters, a sherpa and five others. His talk was illustrated with pictures taken during the expedition.