The Chris Walker Memorial Trust (CWMT) has been set up to remember Chris Walker and assist climbers who share his passion for the mountains, by awarding an annual grant to help fund expeditions to the greater ranges.
On 24 February, 2010 Chris Walker lost his life when he was taken by an avalanche while descending from Buachaille Etive Mor. Chris was a highly talented, accomplished and popular mountaineer who loved to share his enthusiasm, knowledge and skills with others. He already held the MIC, was a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and no doubt would have fulfilled his life-long dream of becoming a British Mountain Guide.
The CWMT awards an annual £1000 grant to help fund expeditions to the greater ranges. The CWMT welcomes applications from aspiring greater ranges climbers who need help funding expeditions with the objective of establishing new routes, repeating rarely attempted lines, or visiting unexplored areas. The closing date for applications will be 1 December each year, after which the trustees will meet and make their decision.
The CWMT will also be providing and funding avalanche awareness courses each winter to support the continual professional development of guides and mountaineering instructors.
In conjunction with the CWMT, the British Alpine Ski School (BASS) are annually offering a free place on their ‘Ski Performance Course for Mountaineers’. The closing date for applications is 11 September each year.
More details can be found at www.chriswalkertrust.co.uk
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