/ Inspiring a new generation
I'm currently putting a bit of a package together to go into schools alongside a mobile climbing wall to help them learn about mountain environments and expedition experiences, the rich history of the big range expeds and how we do it today. Here's a couple of things I'd love your help with:
Introducing the session on mountain emergencies, I'm looking for a gripping true story suitable for young ears, which has a cliffhanger :) moment that will get them thinking about what next?
Practically, I'm looking to dress 2 mannequins up; one in old(30s-50s)outdoor wear or similar and one in modern gear. Anyone on here got anything suitable to donate or have a contact at Rab or somewhere? I'll collect or arrange collection if you're willing. We're based in the Midlands if you're passing. Incidentally, I don't have a mannequin yet either, if anyone has a spare.
thanks for any help you can offer.
Why not get 2 of the children to dress up?
Bit predictable but there's the cutting the rope Touching the Void moment for a tale.
predictable is fine, as most kids won't have heard it. Good point on the mannequins. Might need teachers as some of the gear we currently have is grown up sized.
What age kids? Recent documentary on K2 and an Irishman's fatal decision to help fellow climbers might suit?
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