This course will be structured around a series of lectures and workshops focusing on the mountain as a topic of reflection as well as of practice.
Hermann Buhl's shoes,
worn during the first ascent of the Nanga Parbat on 3 June, 1953
It will range in scope from semiotics to learning climbing. It will cover mountain air doping, physical and mental climbing, Mont-Blanc-school of character (after de Saussure), a cabin feast, summiteer and special guests.
All events start from the base camp in the gallery and will use the space at the Hayward for touring lectures.
Please wear suitable clothing for climbing and either trainers or climbing shoes.