Roger Payne Manchester event
Following church services in Leysin and London, there will an informal event to celebrate the life of Roger Payne in Manchester on Saturday September 8th. The event will be held in the Banqueting Room of Manchester Town Hall. Speakers will look back at Roger's achievements in mountaineering and we will then have a few beers in the finest Payne tradition.
We will start at 6.30 with a complimentary drink. The presentations will start at 7.15 with Iain Peter talking about their very effective partnership in the Alps and Himalaya including ascents of the Walker Spur and the North face of the Eiger, interspersed with tales involving bad behaviour in bars.
We will also highlight Roger's contribution to mountaineering during his years at the British Mountaineering Council. Andy MacNae and Ian Parnell will delve into the Machiavellian world of climbing politics and reveal Roger's particular methods of getting things done!
Finally, Julie-Ann Clyma will talk about their climbing lives together, the mountain guiding that brought them into contact with so many people and what that meant to her and Roger.
There will be a light buffet afterwards.
The BMC is underwriting the evening. Entry will be free but donations to the Roger Payne Memorial Fund will be gratefully accepted.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed pictures of Roger and donations to the fund so far. We look forward to seeing you on the 8th and celebrating Roger's life with a few beers!
Full details are on the BMC website