16:15 - Anna Fleming & Helen Mort: A Personal Mountain to Climb
ANNA FLEMING & HELEN MORT: A PERSONAL MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB
Supported by Claire and Mark Urquhart
A rock-climber's eye view of the natural world, tracing a geological and personal journey across the British Isles over ten years
Climbing gives you the illusion of being in control, just for a while, the tantalising sense of being able to stay one move ahead of death. Helen Mort has always been drawn to the thrill and risk of climbing: the tension between human and rockface, and the climber's powerful connection to the elemental world.
'The hills bring into focus just how much we love being with dogs.' In Never Leave the Dog Behind, award-winning writer Helen Mort explores the relationship between dogs, mountains and the people who love them. She meets search and rescue dogs, interviews climbers, and tells her own transformative story of falling in love with a whippet named Bell.