On the spur of the moment, hearing about Kenton Cool's lecture at the Royal Grammar School in Newcastle, the Schmoolz boys (St.john, Michael and Cliff) decided to put in an attendance and thus getting out of making the tea back at home.
Kenton Cool is renowned as one of Britain's top alpinist and Himalayan guides having been to the top of Everest on seven occasions now. The lecture itself was mainly about his professional working relationship and involvement with Sir Ranulph Feinnes. Apart from discussing Ran's (as Kenton called him) foibles Kenton went into the type of character that has seen Sir Ranulph establish himself as Britain's greatest living explorer.
A few beers after (ok it was one coz I was driving) finished the night off