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Hopkins, Professor David
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Hopkins, Professor David
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http://www.davidhopkins.co.uk/mountaineering.htm
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David was one of the ten British Mountain Guides to first receive the International Mountain Guides (UIAGM) carnet in 1978 and was the inaugural Chair of the Professional Standards Committee. He has led twelve expeditions to the world’s great mountain ranges, a number in support of charities for those with disabilities. Amongst them was an expedition with children from the MacIntyre school - ‘An Everest to Climb’ expedition - where four mentally disabled mountaineers, together with MacIntyre’s Patron The Duchess of York, reached the summit of Pokalde (5800m). More recently, in April 2004 he guided a group from MacIntyre to the North Col of Everest (7028m) that he reached with his son Jeroen, then age 15. David is also an educator: between 2002 and 2005 he served three Secretary of States as the Chief Adviser on School Standards at the Department for Education and Skills; is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Education, University of London; is a Trustee of Outward Bound; and is Executive Director of the new charity ‘Adventure Learning Schools’. He has published widely and two of his books are Personal Growth through Adventure (with Roger Putnam, 1993) and Every School a Great School (2007). David lives in London and Argentiere.
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