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Albert Eastham lecture

Annual Brookes Society Lecture fills new JHBB lecture theatre

9 April 2014

Albert Eastham lecture

It was a buzzy evening with over 150 people arriving to hear the former Brookes lecturer and experienced mountaineer Albert Eastham talking about his adventures in ‘Climbing and Beyond’. A mixture of people arrived to listen to the lecture, including mountaineering enthusiasts, former staff members, friends and family of Albert and even a couple whom he met on the Mera Peak trek 14 years ago.

He recounted his expeditions which included climbing Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya; The Haute Route and Mont Blanc, The Volcanoes of Ecuador as well as Mera Peak near Mount Everest. His slide show gave an amazing backdrop to his stories, showing the real beauty of the mountains and his stories were punctuated with funny anecdotal memories of people he met and experiences he had, which gave the audience a real feeling of what it was like to be on the trek.

“Well done everybody, It was a great talk, well organised in a great new environment, with congenial company including many old timers!! You even impressed my daughter and son in law too".
Mike Breakell - a member of the Brookes Society

Watch the lecture here »