Calling All Young Alpinists

by Mick Ryan The family of Jonathan Conville established the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust (JCMT) after he died on the Matterhorn in the winter of 1979/80, aged 27. This year the Trust is offering a number of subsidised 3-day Alpine courses in Chamonix. Charges for successful trainees are only £68. These courses, offered byPlas y Brenin and the Mountain Training Trust, provide an introduction to the basic considerations, like use of equipment, glacier travel, and crevasse rescue. The main criteria for selection are as follows:- You are a keen mountaineer/climber, intending to do some graded Alpine routes (´F´ or above). You intend to benefit as a result of increased knowledge of good and safe Alpine techniques. This will be your first Alpine season, or you have been before but are still unaware of the best techniques. The closing date for applications is Friday 18 April 2008. To find out more visit: