THE Eastgate Theatre is set to host fast becoming a go-to venue for inspirational outdoor figures.

And it’s a trend that’s set to continue over the coming weeks with two trailblazers heading to Peebles to share their stories.

Firstly, legendary mountaineer Doug Scott will reveal all about his life in the mountains as part of a Scottish lecture tour on May 14.

Doug will give insight into how a boy born in Nottingham during the darkest days of the Second World War got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire, aided by nothing more than his mother’s washing line.

And he later became one of the first two Britons to reach the summit of Everest.

One September dusk in 1975, Doug and fellow Scotsman Dougal Haston, reached the roof of the world in their role as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s southwest face.

He went on to become one of Britain’s greatest ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs in the remotest corners of the globe.

Proceeds from the evening will support the work of Community Action Nepal, this includes a sale of Nepalese goods and an auction of signed, framed mountaineering prints.

Following this, cycling adventurer and avid bikepacker Markus Stitz will share his passion for exploring wild places on two wheels.

Markus has developed a range of bikepacking trails, including the Wild About Argyll Trail and Central Belter.

He has also been on a host of adventures both near and far, from cycling on a tandem in northern Norway to exploring the roads less travelled in Chile and Argentina.

Most recently, journeying through the unforgiving Atacama Desert.

Doug Scott appears in The Hard Road to Everest on May 14 at 7.30pm, tickets from £15-£6.

Markus Stitz appears in Roads Less Travelled June 6 at 7.30pm, tickets from £12-£6.

To book, or for more information call the Box Office on 01721 725777, or go online