If you've ever cycled up Spring Hill in Upper Clapton then a forthcoming Sustrans talk by mountaineer Simon Yates may be of interest.
In all seriousness, I'm sure many a cyclist will empathise with the mindset behind mountaineering, especially the desire for thrills, fresh air and mastery over landscapes.
Internationally acclaimed mountaineer Simon Yates is one of Britain’s most accomplished exploratory mountaineers, best known for his role in Joe Simpson’s book and film, ‘Touching the Void’, the true story of Simpson's accident in the Peruvian Andes and Yates's attempt to rescue him.
Simon’s climbing and travelling has taken him from Alaska to Australia, and from the Canadian Arctic to the tip of South America.
Simon has written three books - all shortlisted for mountain literature prizes. In his latest book, he relates his own experience of the commercialisation of mountain wildernesses, while grappling with his new-found commitments as a family man.
The talk takes place on 19 February 2014 at 6:00pm, at The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St, London, EC1M 6EL
Spring Hill, Upper Clapton...