Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control at Palace Green, all planned events as part of Balloons InDurham at this location have now be re-arranged to take place at The Sands, as part of the Durham Pride celebrations. Our thanks to the organisers of Durham Pride and the Freeman of the City for inviting Balloons InDurham to this event. Click here for more information.


Andy Cave

The Gala Theatre


5.30pm – 7.00pm Auditorium

An opportunity to hear from world-renowned mountaineer Andy Cave.

Andy looks back on his remarkable life and incredible journey from 3000 feet underground in the Yorkshire coalfields to the summit of some of the world’s highest mountains.

Andy left school at 16 to follow family tradition and work in a coal mine. The Miners’ Strike in 1984 gave him the time to explore climbing on the local Peak District crags. His passion for climbing grew and within three years he had succeeded on the infamous north face of the Eiger.

Leaving the coalmines behind, Andy has since become one of the world’s most distinguished mountaineers – summiting the globe’s most challenging mountains. Now with a PhD in linguistics, he has two award-winning books Learning to Breathe and Thin White Line to his name. His story of an ordinary boy growing up to achieve incredible things has inspired many.


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