Worksop: Bassetlaw Hill and Climbing and Mountain Club won the chance to host master class by Kenton Cool.

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Bassetlaw Hill and Mountain Club have been given the special honour of hosting master classes given by some of the world leading high-altitude climbers.

The club, which has less than forty members, fought off stiff competition from hundreds of other competitors for the chance to host the day.

Both the lecture and master classes will be given by Kenton Cool who has summited Everest eleven times.

He has also regularly featured on BBC and radio, as well as appearing in the The Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Kenton will be joined by Neil Gresham, who is widely regarded as Britain’s best all round climber and equally as skilled climber, Ed Hamer.

Secretary of the Club Charles Skeavington said: “We are extremely proud to be holding this lecture.”

“It gives a chance to show that although one of the smaller clubs within the BMC fold we can hold our head up amongst the larger longer established clubs.”

“This lecture series is very important because it aims to raise awareness about the plight of the Sherpas who have for so long aided the mountaineers, often incurring injuries or losing their lives, and in particular the need to provide education for their children and provide them with a better chance for the future.”

The master classes will take place on Tuesday 30th October.

The lecture, which will be later that evening is at High Storrs School in Sheffield.

The lecture will be one of eight being held nationwide in conjunction with the British Mountaineering Council.

The sponsors, Sherpa Adventure Clothing, are holding them to raise money and awareness for their charity, the Paldorje Education Fund, which sponsors education for children of the Sherpas.

Tickets are £15 for the master class and £7 for the lecturer.

The club was founded in 1999 and members are spread across Bassetlaw, North Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

There is a varied programme of mountain, hill and valley walking to suit all ages and abilities at the club and weekend trips.