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press coverage

Norman has been featured widely in the national and international press.

The Sunday Times
When he got to Land's End, he was congratulated by the Prime Minister and Minister for Sport.

Evening Standard
"Courageous Comeback". Croucher is living proof that the courageous man is his own salvation.

Readers Digest
By the end of the descent, after over 19 hours of agonising effort, Croucher was almost delirious, gritting his teeth and counting each step to take his mind off the pain in his throbbing stumps. Such stubborn determination has made Norman Croucher a legend among mountaineers.

Radio Times
But his efforts on behalf of handicapped people and his exploits - including climbing some of the world's fiercest mountains - are an inspiration for which he was awarded the OBE.

Daily Mirror
Norman is one helluva guy who has one helluva mountain to climb... But for me the sheer blazing courage of these glorious sportsmen and women is summed up by Britain's Norman Croucher, who took to climbing mountains after having both legs amputated in a railway accident 20 years ago.

Daily Telegraph Reporter
A legless man can climb mountains in Peru... with the help of Churchill Travelling Fellowship's "Chance of a lifetime" awards made this year to 110 people from all over Britain. Fifty women and sixty men have been chosen from 2,489 applicants who put forward study projects related to their trades, professions or interests to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Trust officials say Mr Croucher sets a constant example and gives immense inspiration.

The Times
A mountaineer who lost both legs below the knee in a rail accident has climbed Cho Oyu, at 26,906ft the sixth highest summit in the world. Norman Croucher's success came after three previous attempts on comparable peaks in the Himalayas. Chris Bonington yesterday hailed his achievement.

Glasgow Herald
NORMAN CROUCHER is almost like a character out of Boys Own Paper.But he does exist. He is alive and well and living in London, a real-life hero whose name is a by-word in climbing.

film & media work

Norman has been the subject of two recount films by Devon based filmmaker Andy Johnstone for BBC's Inside Out magazine programme, including his recent trip to climb a peak in Switzerland and his attempt to learn to paraglide.

Please see clips from both BBC films below.

this is your life

Norman has been interviewed countless times on TV and radio. In 1976, Norman was a guest on This is your life with Eamon Andrews. Norman recalls the event in a radio clip for the Big Red Book website about the programme here.

"Not being one to give up easily, without bottled oxygen, Norman climbed the sixth highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyo in Tibet, which stands at 8,201m (26,906ft)."


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