Peaks hero talks of his challenges
Published at 12:00, Tuesday, 08 November 2011
A CLIMBER who has conquered some of the world’s highest mountains despite having two artificial legs is set to give a talk in Grange.
Norman Croucher OBE will speak at Victoria Hall on November 22 from 7.15pm until 8.15pm. The event is organised by Grange Lecture Society.
Mr Croucher is an acclaimed mountaineer, who has two below-the-knee artificial legs. He was hit by a train in 1960 when he was 19.
The inspirational climber began completing amazing physical challenges in 1969, when he walked the 874-mile walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End.
He has conquered some of the world’s highest mountains, taking on more than 80 peaks standing at over 3,000m, and 16 which are more than 6,000m high.
Mr Crouch has been a subject of This Is Your Life and was awarded an OBE for his voluntary work for disabled people.
His talk in Grange, A Man and his Mountains, will see him telling stories from some of his incredible expeditions.
The audience will hear of Mr Croucher’s adventures, including climbing Cho Oyo in the Himalayas, the sixth highest mountain in the world standing at 8,201 metres.
Entry to the event costs £4.
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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