Will Sim, Cumbrian Climber to talk at The Saints Rooms in Cockermouth

February 6th, 2012 by Winder Hall | No Comments

We’re really excited that Will Sim is going to talk at The Saints Rooms in Cockermouth on Wednesday 15th February at 7pm. Come along and enjoy listening to his fascinating story.

It’s all about the mileage…… At 22, Will Sim is perhaps the most experienced young British alpinist around. Raised in St Bees Cumbria, but now based in Chamonix, Will has racked up an impressive list of ascents across a wide range of terrain, and in his own  light and fast alpine style.

With a particular interest in big North Faces, he has climbed over 20 Grandes Courses, including quick ascents of test pieces such as No Siesta on the Grandes Jorasses. The talk will be really enjoyable for anyone with an interest in the great outdoors, and is aimed at climbers and non-climbers alike. There’ll be something for everyone  – rock and ice, The Alps, Patagonia and Alaska and much much more. He’ll be giving us a taste of his amazing ability to climb hard and fast at high altitude!

We’ve been following Will’s blog – and it makes extraordinary reading. For someone so young to have conquered so much ground, and to help pass on his enthusiasm to so many is quite awe inspiring! We feel really lucky that he has agreed to come and talk at The Saints Rooms. Proceeds are being given to the valuable facility of Lorton After School Club – such a useful service for local families.

For more information and to reserve advance discounted tickets, please click here to complete your details. A confirmation will be sent to you that can be used to obtain your tickets on the evening. The talk is £5 or with Pie and Peas supplied from Winder Hall £7.50 (£1 extra if not booked in advance). £1 discount for under 18s!

Hope to see you there – it’s going to be a great evening. Bar will be open if you fancy a beer to go with your pie and peas!

Why not take a look at Will’s Blog to get a bit more background information too?




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