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Chris Walker Cycle Challenge

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

“Live the Dream”     

Saturday 4th August 2012

43 or 85 miles Cycle Challenge Around The Stunning Lake District.

Chris Walker worked for a number of outdoor companies, including West Coast Mountain Guides. Many of you reading this may have had the pleasure of climbing with him and his mischievous smile. Chris unfortunately fell victim to an avalanche. It was a freak accident and all proper precautions were being followed by Chris at the time. In his memory a trust fund has been set up and each year it donates £500 to both the Association of Mountain Instructors and the British Mountain Guides for further training and continued professional development in Scotland to train and update members in understanding and avoiding avalanche hazard. These same members will pass on the knowledge gained to their guests on snow draped hills and mountains all over the world.The trust also offers grants to global mountain expeditions and Chris was particularly fond of the Himalayas.

This cycle challenge is arranged every year to raise further funds to help with this important work and remember our friend Chris. Please consider turning up and taking part. It’s a fund weekend for a worthy cause.

Deep Snow in the Lake District

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Hi Alan, Thought I would send you a short report from the Lakes yesterday. Feel free to use it if you like. Pete, Mark and I headed to Brown Crags on Helvellyn. This was to be Marks first winter route so we opted for Left Buttress, a grade II mountaineering route. Lots of unconsolidated snow on the route and rather poor visibility but given the nature of the ground you could pretty much pick your line. Overall a great day and quite Scottish in nature given the weather. Likely we are going to lose lots of snow next week though.

Speak soon



Thanks for this report Gavin.