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Legless but Smiling

Dr Norman Croucher, double-amputee moutain climber, discusses his motivations, achievements and the challenges facing him.

Mountaineer and double below-knee amputee Dr Norman Croucher had an ambition to climb any of the fourteen mountains in the world which exceed 8000 metres. He achieved this when he reached the summit of the sixth highest mountain, Cho Oyu.

His talk will reflect the sense of humour and buoyancy, which kept him motivated after the loss of his legs, and the health challenges arising from this. How did he turn a negative situation into something so positive? How did this life-change affect his attitude and his desire to achieve his goals?

Norman Croucher, who promotes suitable adventure sports for people of all abilities and any age through his lectures and his books, says: “I feel no sense of loss about my legs now; the struggle has been harder than it might have been, but the emotional rewards are proportionately greater.”


Dr Norman Croucher | talks


Date and Time:

30 March 2006 at 7:00 pm


1 hour



Heriot-Watt University
George Heriot Wing
EH14 4AS
0131 451 3618
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The Edinburgh Lectures
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