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SUMMIT 8000 – The Speaking Tour

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Andrew Lock is the first and only Australian to summit all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks. To celebrate the release of his thrilling new book SUMMIT 8000, Andrew will share a gripping account of his death-defying ascents at venues around Australia.

‘BRILLIANT. Honest, gritty and an incredible…portrayal of the cutting edge high altitude climbing scene of the nineties into the present day.’ Sir Chris Bonington, mountaineer ‘A superb and very honest account of climbing all the 8000 metre summits and the connection [Andrew] made with the Himalayan mountains, the Himalayan people and the Himalayan climbers he met along the way. In this book you will discover how time and time again a man can draw on his inner strength and also that he does not suffer fools gladly.’ Doug Scott CBE, high altitude climber

Don’t miss your chance to meet Andrew and be inspired by his victories, the near-misses and the great tragedies. The intense human drama of the expeditions infuses the book and his presentations—sometimes funny, sometimes fierce and always fascinating stories about climbing rivalries and mountaineering politics. The remote and stunning landscapes and cultures which Andrew encounters on his journeys add rich texture to his tale. Ultimately, you will learn ‘why does he do it?’ Why does anyone take on such a challenge, knowing that they will likely die? You cannot help to be inspired by the achievements of just one man. Andrew has lived more adventure, hardship, near death and exhilarating life experiences than most people can ever imagine. Hearing his tales of climbing the world’s biggest mountains will arouse your inner adventurer to challenge your own perception of what you are capable of as an individual. Andrew’s presentations have been known to sell out in advance so be sure to get there early!

Andrew Lock: ‘Summit 8000’ The Tour Tickets: $20 & $10.

Presentation will start at  7pm , with book signings from 6pm. Andrew’s new book Summit 8000 will be available for purchase and signing at the venue.


Katoomba Sunday   10 Aug 14    Carrington Hotel
Sydney    Wed   13 Aug 14    Wesley Conference Centre – Lyceum Theatre
Melbourne         Wed   20 Aug 14    RMIT – Kaleide Theatre
Canberra*    Thur  21 Aug 14    ANU – The Tank
Perth    Wed  27 Aug 14    State Library of WA
Adelaide    Wed  10 Sept 14    The German Club
Brisbane    Wed  1 Oct 14    George Williams Hotel
Castlemaine    Tues  14 Oct 14    Mount of Alex Book store
Launceston    Tues  25 Nov 14    Tramshed Function Centre
Hobart    Wed   26 Nov 14    Dechaineux Theatre, UTAS
Beechworth    Thur   26 Feb 15    Bridge Road Brewery
Wagga Wagga    Wed   3 June 15    Romano’s Hotel, cnr Sturt and Fitzmaurice Sts.


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