Extreme athlete enthrals Shaa lecture audience

Extreme athlete, world champion climber and adventurer Tim Emmett visited the school for the final Shaa sixth form lecture of the academic year.

Be it climbing mountains, rock faces, icefalls or base jumping from some of the world’s highest peaks, Tim was well placed to share with the pupils his experiences of tackling the challenges and opportunities that life presents.

In his talk to sixth form pupils he highlighted the importance of having an open mind, putting in effort and developing perseverance in order to maximise opportunity and realise potential. His mixture of anecdotal experiences and sound advice was well received by pupils and staff, who responded with some interesting questions.

A number of younger pupils also took advantage of Tim’s visit to take part in a climbing masterclass at lunchtime, where he shared some tips and demonstrated the skills that helped him to success in October 2015 when he won the Red Bull White Cliffs climbing competition on the Isle of White and in February 2016 when he climbed Interstellar Spice; the first Ice Climb graded WI 12 at Helmcken Falls, Canada – perhaps the most famous ice climb in the world.

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