Saturday, 18 February 2012

Chris Walker Memorial Trust Grant

The North Face of Chamlang, 7319m - we hope to attempt the obvious 
spur/ridge just to the left of the centre of the photo (photo - Cory Richards)

In October I'll be heading back to Nepal with Nick Bullock and into the Hongu Valley where  
we hope to try a new route on the North Face of Chamlang, 7319m.  The face itself is just under 2000m vertical (its big!) and we've got our eyes set on the obvious and stunning spur that tops out just to the east of the summit.  

We recently received the great news that we've been awarded the first expedition grant from the Chris Walker Memorial Trust, which was set up to remember Chris after he tragically lost his life in 2010.  I only had the pleasure of meeting Chris once back in 2008, Nick and I had just arrived back in Lukla after having our base camp stolen and Chris was just setting off with a group to climb Baruntse in the Hongu.  He was working as a guide on that trip but even with a hard few weeks ahead of him it was obvious, whether working or playing, he had true passion for the mountains and the adventure they bring. 

A big thank you to all those involved in the Chris Walker Memorial Trust for awarding our expedition the grant.  For more information on Chris, the memorial trust and how to apply for the grant visit

1 comment:

  1. Chris worked for me quite a bit in the UK and on Ama Dablam. He was a true legend and I think that it is absolutely fitting that his grant has gone to some focused mountain loving guys like yourselves and that you are doing something which Chris would have absolutely wet his pants about. Nice that you met him and glad that he came across as a lover of the hills - he had a passion for them.

    Good luck. Tim Mosedale