Meet the deafblind skier who flies down the slopes at a Norfolk winter sport centre
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Flying down the slopes of a dry ski slope can be a scary experience for anyone.
But imagine doing it as a deafblind person.
That's just what John Churcher has been doing, relying on his other senses to guide him down the course.
The 45-year-old, from Birmingham, has been making the trip to Norfolk Snowsports Club in Trowse, Norwich, to take up the sport.
Mr Churcher was born with hearing problems and starting to lose his sight when he was 14.
Aside from skiing, he is also a para-climber, which is where he met his friend Lauren Beans, who lives in Lingwood, Norwich.
He said: 'I am always up for a challenge and my friend Lauren is good at skiing so I thought I'd give it a go.'
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He added: 'I was nervous at first but as the lesson went on I got better and with more lessons I hope I can continue.
'The club has been wonderful with everyone being very friendly.'
Norfolk Snowsports Club is one of the largest dry-ski slope in the country and offers skiing, snowboarding and tubing.