Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker

This powerful exhibition tells the compelling story of the world-famous mountaineer and author Joe Tasker, who spent his childhood years in Port Clarence and Billingham.

'Savage Arena' will detail his early life in the North East, through to his mountaineering exploits in the Alps and Himalaya and contains many personal photographs and possessions.

Joe Tasker’s disappearance on Mount Everest with Pete Boardman in 1982 remains a mystery, but his legacy as a pioneering mountaineer, as well as a writer, thinker, photographer and filmmaker lives on.

This exhibition was created by the Mountain Heritage Trust, Durham University and Ushaw College, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and British Mountaineering Council.

Free entry with museum admission. Last admission 3.30pm.

Date, Time & Venue

Tue 27 Mar 2018 - Sun 24 Jun 2018 10:00 - 16:00

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Ticket Information

Free entry with museum admission

Museum admission:

Adult: £2.50 / Child/Concession: £1.50 / Family Ticket (2A+4C): £5

(All tickets are valid for unlimited visits for a year)

Free entry with museum admission
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