The Chris Walker Memorial Trust has been set up to remember Chris Walker who lost his life on Wednesday 24th Feb, 2010 when he was taken by an avalanche over steep ground, whilst descending from Buachaille Etive Mor. The trust has been set up to help others who share the same passion for the mountains as Chris. Read a short biography on Chris.

The Trust will award an annual £1000 grant to help fund expeditions to the Greater Ranges. We welcome applications from aspiring Greater Ranges climbers who need help to fund expeditions with the objective of establishing new routes, repeating rarely attempted lines, or visiting unexplored areas. For more information about how to apply for a grant.

The Trust will also provide CPD funding on an annual basis to provide additional training in avalanche awareness in Scotland to British Mountain Guides  and members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors. In January 2012, based in Fort William, Mark Diggins ran the first of these courses entitled: Avalanche Hazard Evaluation considerations for a Scottish snowpack.  Find out more about avalanche awareness training.

In the last couple of years of his life, Chris developed a real passion for skiing, especially off-piste. He attended a couple of courses run by the British Alpine Ski School (BASS) and to ensure Chris’s passion for skiing is still felt on these courses, and to assist individuals with similar aspirations to Chris, BASS are offering annually a free place on their ‘Ski Performance Course for Mountaineers’. Find out more about the BASS Ski Performance Course for Mountaineers.