The Sea and The Snow - How we reached and climbed a volcano at the ends of the earth

6th October at 18:45


Our next event should be a corker, especially if you have an interest in real adventure and high latitude sailing.

Fifty years ago ten young, or youthful, men set out to climb one of the world's most inaccessible peaks—an unclimbed 9,000-foot volcanic island, thousands of miles to the south-west of Australia. To make sure they got there against the prevailing winds—and back—they had as their Skipper none other than the renowned high-latitude sailor H. W. 'Bill' Tilman.

One of their number, Philip Temple, wrote a book about the expedition, 
The Sea and The Snow, and our favourite publisher, Lodestar Books, has produced a fine new 50th-Anniversary edition, lavishly illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs by expedition leader Warwick Deacock.
To mark the book's launch we invite you to an evening in company with the author Philip Temple himself, and our friend Bob Comlay, who later sailed to Greenland with Tilman and the expedition's engineer Colin Putt. Their reminiscences, combined with a slide show and some never-released film of the expedition, will make for a memorable event, and we suggest you book early to be sure of a seat. As usual, we charge £5 admission, to be refunded against any purchase to the value of £15 or more on the night. A copy of 
The Sea and The Snow would fit the bill perfectly!

Please email talks@arthurbeale.co.uk to secure your place.