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Australia’s Greatest Mountaineer, Andrew Lock, Headed To Adelaide To Tell All

Andrew will be in Adelaide on 10th September to celebrate the release of his thrilling new book SUMMIT 8000. It’s a great chance to hear Andrew’s take on why he does it. Why anyone would take on such a challenge, knowing that there is a high risk of death?

image004Andrew Lock: ‘Summit 8000’ The Tour

Scouts Australia ambassador Andrew Lock, is the only Australian to summit all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks – he is undoubtedly our greatest mountaineer and one of our all time greatest adventurers.

Andrew will be in Adelaide on 10th September to celebrate the release of his thrilling new book SUMMIT 8000.  It’s a great chance to hear Andrew’s take on why he does it.  Why anyone would take on such a challenge, knowing that there is a high risk of death?


DATE:                   Wednesday 10 September 2014

LOCATION:         The German Club, 223 Flinders St Adelaide,

TIME:                   6.30pm for 7.00 start for speech followed by book purchases and signings

TICKETS:             $20.00 from
The evening promises to be both inspirational and jaw dropping as he shares a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and adventures.

The opportunity to hear and meet Andrew and be inspired by his victories, the near-misses and the great tragedies is a once in a lifetime.

This intense human drama infuses his presentations—sometimes funny, sometimes fierce and always fascinating with 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.

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 rouse 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 grab yourself a ticket while you can – they will not last!

“What Andrew has done is outstanding and should not only be seen as an Australian first but more importantly puts him in the running for the international top ten for reaching the toughest grand slam on the planet – the fourteen 8000ers.  Peter Hillary, Everest summiteer, author and son of Sir Edmund Hillary

“Climbing one 8000 metre plus peak takes Olympic-standard conviction. Climbing all 14 of them is like winning a medal in 14 Olympics. You can almost hear the flutter of caps and beanies as they are doffed by mountaineers around the world.  We applaud Andrew Lock’s achievement. He is a master of thin air”.  Greg Mortimer OAM, first Australian to summit Mt Everest

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