Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tall Order for Brave Cadets; Re-Run of Mountain Mission

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tall Order for Brave Cadets; Re-Run of Mountain Mission

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Byline: DAN WARBURTON

THEIR efforts to conquer the French Pyrenees were thwarted when they saved the lives of seven stranded climbers in a daring rescue mission.

But now a team of brave air cadets are attempting to complete their adventure.

Will Close-Ash, assistant headteacher at Bedlington High School, and a team of six teenagers are aiming to climb to the summit of the 2,784m Pic Du Canigou mountain in a week-long expedition.

The 32-year-old from Wallsend, North Tyneside, said his team were excited to beat the mountain that had eluded them one year earlier.

He said: "The team are excited but I think among the older cadets in the team there is a little bit of apprehension.

"They realise these things can actually happen and their training could be called into practice at any time.

"I'm really looking forward to a week off work, doing something I really enjoy with a group of fantastic young people.

"I am wondering if we might meet the group of Belgians again. …

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