Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

S1 Ep 7 Andrew Cotter on Edward Whymper

Andrew Cotter has been working as a sports broadcaster - primarily for the BBC - for over 20 years. He is also known for his two very good dogs, Olive and Mabel, whose antics he filmed and commentated on during the Covid 19 pandemic.


The plaque he chose is at 82 Waldegrave Road in Teddington and reads: Edward Whymper 1840-1911, mountaineer, lived here 1907-1911. Whymper was the first person to scale the Matterhorn, a feat he achieved in 1865 on his eighth attempt. We discussed this notorious ascent, in which four of his teammates died, the character and drive of sportsmen, the lure of the mountains and how Cotter feels about Whymper and his blue plaque. 


The Blue Plaque Pod is brought to you by Kassia St. Clair, author, cultural historian and commemorative plaque fancier. I would love to know what you think, whether you have a favourite plaque, or if there's someone you think would make a great guest. Get in touch at blueplaquepod.com. 

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