Tragedy of Derbyshire’s ‘shining star’ mum

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Twenty years ago this month, Derbyshire climber Alison Hargreaves died after reaching the summit of the world’s second highest mountain, K2. She was part of a new generation of ‘tough girls’ who made headlines not merely for being a woman – but a mother too. Fiona Stubbs reports.

A METAL plaque on a wooden bench, one of several circling the bandstand in Belper’s River Gardens, commemorates the life of the town’s most courageous daughter. It’s a simple memorial to a complex woman, blessed with an extraordinary talent…