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Doug Scott


Warwick Mill Business Centre; Warwick Bridge








01228 564488

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Specialist Activities

Photographer, mountaineer, lecturer

Specialist Areas

high mountain expeditions

Professional Details

Short Biography

Doug Scott has made 45 expeditions to the high mountains of Asia, and reached the summit of 40 peaks, of which half were first ascents, and all were climbed by new routes or for the first time in Alpine style. He has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents (The Seven Summits), and is a past President of the Alpine Club. The main events of his climbing career are the ascent of Everest by the South West Face with Dougal Haston; surviving the breaking of two legs near the summit of the Ogre (24,000ft) and the eight-day descent to base camp; making the first ascent of Kangchenjunga from the North West with Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker in lightweight style and without oxygen.

Professional Activities

Operations Director of Community Action Nepal, and Director of the trading arm, Community Action Treks Ltd. Photographer, mountaineer and lecturer. Contributor to Alpine Journal, American Alpine Journal and Mountain Magazine, Himal Magazine.

Recent Publications

Himalayan Climber (1992); Shishapangma, Tibet (with Alex MacIntyre) (1984); Big Wall Climbing (1974).


Commander of the British Empire (CBE); RGS Gold medal, awarded 1999; Boardman-Tasker Prize (with Alex Macintyre) for the Shishapangma Expedition; 1993 2nd Prize, Literary Trento; Hon MA Degree Nottingham University; Hon MA Degree Loughborough University.

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