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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Mid-week inspiration

Tonight at University House, Ian Woodall will be telling the emotional story of climbing Mount Everest. He is one of few to have climbed it by both its South and North sides; if you can’t make it tonight, you can find out more here.

If you’d like to feel inspired from your sofa then check out these films...

Everest (1998)

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest (2010)

Touching the Void (2004)

Blindsight (2006)

...and books:

'Into thin air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster' by Jon Krakauer. In stock at St Georges Library, 796.522092 (K) in The Lifelong Learning Collection.

'Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest' by Wade Davis. Available in Sheffield Central Library.

'Touching the Void' by Joe Simpson. Available to reserve from Sheffield Central Library.

Don’t forget the NSEW Special Pub Quiz TONIGHT at The Showroom Cinema, 7:30, arrive early as places are limited!

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