inverness
thursday 26 april

Eden Court

TICKETS: £15 | Under 25s & Students £10
DOORS: 7pm | START: 7.30pm

 

Book your place and join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. For our Inverness tour date we have incredible speakers lined up:

Mollie Hughes first fell in love with the mountains at the age of 17 when she joined a school expedition to climb Mount Kenya. Throughout the rest of school and university Mollie would save up as much money as she could in the year and then spend it all on an expedition over the summer. In 2017 Mollie became the youngest woman in the world to summit Everest from both the north and south sides. 

Markus Stitz is an endurance cyclist, singlespeed enthusiast and keen bikepacker. Markus is best known for his journey around the world using just one gear on his bike! He braved -17'C in New Mexico and 40'C in Thailand and will bring us warm tales from his journey across the globe.

As well as hearing from Mollie and Markus, we'll also be showing a selection of our favourite films from Kendal Mountain Festival 2017 – from flying above the Azores to freediving with Orcas, from skateboarding across Colorado to swimming in the wild ocean – you'll be taken on a journey you'll never forget!

 

Mollie Hughes

Markus Stitz

 Sarah Outen

On the 19th May 2012 Mollie became one of the youngest British climbers to stand on top of the world when she summited Mount Everest from the South side, at the age of just 21.

On Tuesday 16th May 2017, at 4:45am, Mollie Hughes successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest from the North side.

Achieving this feat at the age of 26 made Mollie the youngest woman in the world and the first English woman to successfully summit from both the north and south sides of the world’s highest mountain.

Mollie first fell in love with the mountains at the age of 17 when she joined a school expedition to climb Mount Kenya. Throughout the rest of school and university Mollie would save up as much money as she could in the year and then spend it all on an expedition over the summer.

Mollie has climbed in the Indian Himalayas, the Nepalese Himalayas, Volcanos of Ecuador, North and East Africa and has spent much time in the European Alps and of course the mountains of the UK.

Main_Image_markus sq.jpg

Markus Stitz was born in East Germany and has lived in various places around the world before calling Edinburgh home. He is an endurance cyclist and singlespeed enthusiast, and keen bikepacker, and recently founded Bikepacking Scotland. He has created and published a number of long-distance bikepacking routes in Scotland, amongst them the award-winning Capital Trail, the Reiver Raid and the Central Belter. He is a two-time finisher of the Highland Trail 550, cycled in one day from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye and has cycled home for Christmas from Edinburgh to Germany a number of times.

Markus is best known for his journey around the world using just one gear on his bike! He braved -17'C in New Mexico and 40'C in Thailand and will bring us warm tales from his journey across the globe.


Eden Court

Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA