Mountaineer Mike Trueman will share his experiences of climbing Everest at a fundraising event in Skipton next week.

The adventurer, who has led 20 Himalayan expeditions, will talk about his 1996 climb of Everest when a giant storm hit as teams reached the summit.

At the time, he was deputy leader of Mal Duff’s Everest International Team climbing the South Pillar Route and helped co-ordinate the rescue of the 23 climbers unaccounted for after the storm.

Mike is managing director of True Adventure and has been responsible for more than 1,600 school adventures.

His appearance at Ermysted’s Grammar School will help raise funds for two groups of boys from the school to go to northern India next year.

The event, next Thursday, November 22, at 7pm in the school’s Memorial Hall, will include a raffle and refreshments and is open to all with an interest in adventure.

Tickets cost £7 for adults and £5 for under-18s and are available by e-mailing or ringing 07773 057481.