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Committed: The story of a Glaswegian "rock star" - Dave Macleod Lecture

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Dave MacLeod is one of the best rock climbers the UK. Based in the highlands of Scotland he has made first ascents of rock and ice climbs all over the highlands from St Kilda to Ben Nevis as well as in the Alps and Norway.

For someone who claims that he has little ‘natural talent or the right body shape for rock climbing’, it hasn’t stopped Dave chalking up two of the hardest rock climbs in the world: Longhope on St John’s Head (Orkney) and Echo Wall on the north face of Ben Nevis. Dave puts his success down to a ‘quirk of character’ and has written much on the subject of psychological control when it comes to climbing at the highest level. Come and hear this quirky character at the Royal Geographical Society as he takes you on a journey from his local climbing haunts as a young Glaswegian, to the hardest route on the North Face of the Eiger.

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  • Karl G.

    Would love to go as I have a total man-crush on DaveMac. But I'll be climbing, like a climber.

    November 27, 2013

  • Eric g.

    Hi, haven't been climbing for ages due to a succession of injuries - still recovering. But I will be going to the Dave Macleod lecture - will be eating in the Queens Arms near the RGS if anyone wants to join me - good food and drink

    November 19, 2013

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