Three men who conquered Everest - twice - are speaking about their fascinating experiences at North Lincolnshire Central Library in Scunthorpe on Friday 14 September.
In 1968, two young North Lincolnshire men set off with three college friends for Everest Base Camp – overland.
Forty years later, they went back and retraced their steps.
Driving across Europe and the Middle East, then Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, they finally arrived in Kathmandu.
From there, they walked the 300 miles to Mt Everest and back, in what they claim is the first recorded trek to the highest mountain in the world.
In 2010, they returned to some of the villages they passed through, and tried to recapture on film some of the views they had photographed before.
Along with an account of their adventure, these have now been published in a book, A Bright Remembering: Everest, the Old Way.
The two North Lincolnshire men were former Scunthorpe Grammar School pupils John Driskell and Les Simms and they are returning home to Scunthorpe to share their experiences.
They will be joined by college friend Dave Peckett who joined them on their memorable journey.
As a boy, Dave was admitted to hospital on the very day New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent of Everest.
He spent three years there, and emerged with one leg shorter than the other - yet a decade or so later he was able to admire the majesty of Everest, having walked there himself.
Join the three friends as they recount their adventures at North Lincolnshire Central Library on Friday 14 September - hear what it was like, see how things have changed and what’s stayed the same.
Tickets are 50p to cover the cost of refreshments and are available from Central Library and libraries in Brigg, Ashby, Barton and Epworth, or by phone on 01724 860161.
You can also buy them online on the library pages at on our website. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for Customer Services, Sport and Leisure, said:
“It’s not often people have the chance to meet someone who’s climbed Mt Everest, let alone someone who’s done it twice.
“This promises to be a very entertaining evening and tickets are likely to sell out fast.
“To find out more about what’s happening at your library visit our website or pop in to your local branch.”