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How to survive climbing the world’s highest mountains: Andrew Lock

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
How to survive climbing the world’s highest mountains: Andrew Lock
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Andrew Lock is Australia´s most accomplished mountaineer who has climbed all of the world´s fourteen 8000+ metre summits without supplemental oxygen. From Shishapangma in China to Everest, the mother of all mountains, Andrew has managed to survive these risky adventures. In this episode he shares his route to becoming one of our greatest mountaineers and what else he is up to these days. Here you can find out more about Andrew´s endeavours: www.andrew-lock.com This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic.

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Profile: Greg Mortimer

More than 60 years after the first ascent of Mt Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, we talk to mountaineer Greg Mortimer about the first Australian ascent of the world’s highest peak.

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GALLERY: The sentinels of climate change

AG Society-sponsored adventurer Tim Jarvis hoped to “instil a sense of urgency” at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris when he climbed three equatorial mountains with melting glaciers and live streamed what he saw to world leaders. The climb was a part of the 25zero project, which coordinated summits of all 25 equatorial mountains with glaciers predicted to disappear within the next 25 years – some of which are pictured in the gallery below. This year, Tim Jarvis will be a guest speaker at the AG Society Awards night. To book your tickets click HERE.