Savage Arena comes to Keswick


From the 9th September our latest exhibition will be on show at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery.

Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker celebrates the life of the pioneering mountaineer through original kit, clothing, papers and photographs. The exhibition will celebrate Joe’s climbing career as well as his successful and influential writing; there will also be a chance to learn about his early life and climbing in the Lake District.

Alongside Dick Renshaw, Joe claimed the first British winter ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1975. Joe then went on to higher mountains from that point claiming the first lightweight oxygen-less ascent of Kangchenjunga with Pete Boardman and Doug Scott in 1979. Joe Tasker and Pete Boardman lost their lives on an attempt to summit Everestby the North East ridge in 1982.

The exhibition will run at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery from 9th September 2016 until the end of May 2017.

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