Army hero opens new wall at Ladram

PUBLISHED: 11:40 29 April 2017

It's a thumbs-up for the new climbing wall from Invictus champion Paul Vice (right) and instructor Connor Fitch

It's a thumbs-up for the new climbing wall from Invictus champion Paul Vice (right) and instructor Connor Fitch

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A new climbing wall has been officially opened at Ladram Bay Holiday Park.

Royal Marine and Invictus Games champion Paul Vice was the guest of honour at the ceremony held at the Otterton venue.

Paul, who was awarded the military cross for his bravery, took time out to officially open the latest guest attraction

Covering 83 square metres and with 14 different routes available, the wall was officially declared open at a special ceremony attended by members of the park-owning Carter family and other guests.

Ladram Bay director Zoe House said that she and the other members of the Carter family felt incredibly honoured that Paul had agreed to open the park’s new climbing wall.

She said that heroes like Paul had helped give inspiration for others to go out and take on new challenges, such as that provided by the new climbing wall.

General manager Claire Williams added that today more than at any other time in the park’s 70-plus year history, families were keen to enjoy active leisure on their holidays.

Ladram’s new climbing wall will be available to other holidaymakers visiting the area, and to residents living near the park.

Qualified climbing instructors will be in attendance during climbing sessions, and all users will receive a full safety briefing from staff.

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