Bath Sub Camp at Avon Jamboree named after Local Adventurer

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Bath Sub Camp at Avon Jamboree named after Local Adventurer

24 May 2016

2016 BadgeStephen Venables, mountaineer, first Briton to ascend Everest without supplementary oxygen and former Bath resident, has agreed that the Bath sub-camp at the Avon Jamboree 2016 may be named after him.

Everest was a thrilling highlight in a career which has taken Stephen right through the Himalaya, from Afghanistan to Tibet, making first ascents of many previously unknown mountains. His  adventures have also taken him to the Rockies, the Andes, the Antarctic island South Georgia, East Africa, South Africa and of  course the European Alps, where he has climbed and skied for over forty years.

On being asked if the Bath contingent could use his name, Stephen said “I would be honoured and delighted.  I am sorry that I cannot join you at the Jamboree. I hope that you have a fantastic weekend”.

The Avon Jamboree, which starts this Friday, will see around 4000 Scouts take part in a range of exciting activities across 4 programme zone – skill, world, adventure outdoor! To stay up to date with the Jamboree as it happens, follow us on Twitter – @BathScouts, and like us on Facebook. To find out more, get in touch here.