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Super Star Mountaineer Visits Grange

Children at the Junior School enjoyed an inspirational visit from Alan Hinkes OBE, one of the world’s foremost mountaineers, in June.

Alan climbed into the record books after becoming the first Briton to complete ascents of all fourteen of the world’s 8000m mountains; an achievement that was rewarded with an OBE in 2006.

He thrilled the children with his down-to-earth accounts of his real life adventures on the roof of the world.  The successes and near misses, base camps and summits, and the people he has got to know along the way – as well as the beauty, harshness and danger of the world's highest mountains.