||GB 3075 FGR|
||Frank Grant Collection|
|Creator Name 1:
||Grant | Francis James|
||Frank Grant, born 23.06.1944 in Plymouth, Devon is the son of Francis James Grant and Winifred Rose Evans. Frank started his climbing exploits in 1955 aged 11 when in response to a gang challenge he solo climbed a quarry face on the South Downs in Hampshire. He continued by climbing the rock walls of Portchester Castle. In 1957, his father (serving in the Royal Navy) relocated the family to Malta which allowed exploration of the numerous sea cliffs.
Frank is an experienced mountaineer, rock climber, caver and all round adventurer as well as loving all things within the natural world. He has obtained the following qualifications, amongst others, Mountain Leadership Certificate, Accredited Practitioner of Institute for Outdoor Learning [APIOL] and Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold Expedition Assessor (Cumbria) and served on Mountain Rescue teams. Between 1960 and 1971 Frank was in the Royal Air Force; on leaving he commenced a career in outdoor educational activities.
Since 1974 he has used outdoor adventure activities as a therapeutic tool for helping young people appreciate their way of learning and identify any barriers to this; often due to abusive and traumatised childhoods.
During the last decade Frank has been exploring spirituality in a non religious sense and exploring how Wilderness Therapy enables people to make a connection with their inner selves.
||Donated by F Grant|
|Scope and Content:
||Climbing log book plus detailed climbing record|
||Original order maintained|
||This collection is open for consultation. Readers are advised to contact the Mountain Heritage Trust in advance of their visit in order to make an appointment.|
||Description compiled by Maxine Willett, Archivist,|
||Grant, Francis James (1944-)