Friday 15 November 2019 at 19:00 - 20:30


Shakespeare Centre

Ben Tibbetts - AlpenGlow

An incredible book of high Alpine inspiration 
with Ben Tibbetts

Join photographer Ben Tibbets as he shares photographs, drawings and stories from the highest peaks of the European Alps.

After nearly a decade of climbing to reach all 82 alpine summits over 4000m, Ben Tibbetts describes his journey on each ascent through a series of stirring adventures, into which are woven stories from the historical climbs.

The event will be presented by climber Rob Greenwood.

  • The photographs are sumptuous, inspirational, unique… the result of an obsessional effort to be in the right place at the right time. The historical research meticulous, the drawings beautiful and the texts capture the essential character of each route. Find a copy, feast your imagination, be in-spired…

    Victor Saunders

    Author, mountaineer & IFMGA mountain guide

  • Tibbetts has produced a book that I find deeply impressive and inspiring. Bringing together route descriptions, historic content and the story of Tibbetts’s own journey… I find myself dreaming of climbing all these peaks…

    Kenton Cool

    13 times Everest summiteer, IFMGA mountain guide

About the author

Ben Tibbetts is an adventure photographer, filmmaker, artist and IFMGA mountain guide. He specialises in working in wild and remote environments and has climbed and skied new routes in Antarctica, Greenland, Kyrgyzstan and the Alps. Ben’s images have won numerous awards and his films have been selected in festivals all over the world, including as a finalist at prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival. He has spent nearly 2 years working in the Antarctic and over four months in Greenland.

Ben is also an accomplished ski mountaineer, having made a single push 31hr traverse of the Haute Route, gained 3rd in the Patrouille des Glaciers (Z1 – 2014), and competed for Britain in the European and World Championships.

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