Mountains are inspiring, dangerous, and life-giving. They help control weather and include landforms shaped by glaciers. This talk, aimed at Year 5 and 6 pupils, will show some of the special mountains of the world, the landscapes they contribute to, and how they are climbed.
I can bring along climbing gear to illustrate the points I'm making. This also allows pupils to have a 'hands on' trying of the equipment afterwards, including ice axes, crampons, sleeping bags, down jackets, ropes and climbing protection.
I have met some of the greats of the mountaineering world, including Doug Scott and Chris Bonnington. Sir Edmund Hillary was rather unimpressed when he met me though!