Midwinter 2020 sees groups of young people bridging the gap between summer and winter mountaineering, in courses subsidised by the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust (JCMT)
In November 2016 eight Carlton Athletic Recovery Group members went on an emotional journey to Everest Base Camp helped by grants of £4500 from the SMT.
The Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland (OATS), supported by a £12000 grant from the Trust, has removed the white scar on Carn Liath of Beinn a Ghlo.
In 2019, the centenary of Sir Hugh’s death, the Munro Society has mounted a fine travelling exhibition, The Munro Legacy, and the Trust is delighted to have contributed £1000 to the venture.
Hebrides Mountain Rescue Team has probably the biggest territory of any team in Scotland; all the way from Mingulay to the Butt of Lewis. What it hasn’t had up to now is a permanent base. A grant of £8,000 from the Trust has brought that a step nearer.
The Dundee Mountain Film Festival is the UK’s longest continuous running mountain film festival, and the SMT has supported it for 37 years.
The Trust was proud to be a major funder of this project to restore a footbridge over a powerful river, more than 10 km from a road, a gateway to the wild hills of Knoydart and now part of the Cape Wrath Trail!
A grant from the Trust will help more people with dis- abilities to enjoy climbing, both indoors and out.
The last 400 m of the main track up Goatfell are never going to be a stroll, but thanks to path work this year they’ll be safer and more enjoyable. The Trust provided £5,000 towards the project.