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Franco Cookson: Chasing the impossible
Franco Cookson: Chasing the impossible

Franco Cookson: Chasing the impossible

Buchanan Lecture Theatre

St Andrews

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7pm Buchanan Lecture Theatre, Thursday, 15/2. £5 suggested donation, all profits to mountain rescue (cash on door) Franco Cookson is one of Britain’s most accomplished and boldest trad climbers, with a string of first ascents up to E11, and an uncompromising philosophy recently captured in the acclaimed Brit Rock film Fall Theory. Join Franco as he agonises in the quest for the perfect objective. Where is the boundary between the ideal hard route and the lunacy of the impossible? What does ‘impossible’ even mean these days? And will any route ever be enough? Franco’s doomed quest will take him from the farthest corners of the United Kingdom to the mythically remote Mirror Wall in East Greenland. Failure is guaranteed, but will there be any success?

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Opens Thu 15th Feb at 6:45 PM (GMT)
Buchanan Building University of St Andrews, North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9PD, United Kingdom
Buchanan Lecture Theatre