THE OGRE: Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent

THE OGRE: Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent


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Following the successful launch of the book at the KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL, copies of The Ogre are available from the office. Unfortunately, Doug can no longer sign copies of books or prints.

The book is already into reprint but Doug still holds copies of the first edition.

In the Media

Nicholas Hellen, Social Affairs Editor for The Sunday Times, published an extremely interesting article ‘The Untold rescue of top climbers from icy jaws of the Ogre’ in the last edition, dated November 12, 2017.

Nicholas describes the ascent of The Ogre as ‘one of the greatest mountaineering survival tales never told. Forty years after Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott, CBE, the British climbers, crawled to safety in an eight-day Himalayan epic, the full story of their ordeal has emerged in diaries and tape recordings from beyond the grave’.

To read Nicholas’s article click here although you may have to subscribe to The Times on a temporary basis to read the article in full.


Ordering from this site is straightforward, with payment via card or your PayPal account. You do not need a Paypal account to pay via their website, you can just pay by card.

You may also pay by cheque or transfer if preferred, details below.

In the first instance please either email your contact details to [email protected] or ring the office on 01768 484842.  Don’t forget to include the details of your dedication.

The book costs £20.00 (including postage and packing) and if preferred, can be paid by cheque payable to Doug Scott and sent to: Stewart Hill Cottage, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton CA7 8HX or via direct transfer to account:

– Mr D K Scott. Cumberland Building Society
– Sort code: 16-52-21
– Account Number: 54237419/01
– IBAN: GB49 CMBS 1652 2154 2374 19

Please clearly mark the transfer with your name and the word Ogre.