The Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust was set up by the family of Jonathan Conville following his death on the North Face of the Matterhorn at the age of 27. Since 1979, the Trust has provided several thousand subsidised training places on introductory courses in North Wales, the Alps and Scotland.
The current course programme covers the following areas: Scottish Winter Mountaineering, Alpine Preparation and Alpine Mountaineering.
The courses are administered and run by Plas y Brenin staff on behalf of the Trust. Places are made available to individuals aged 18-30 who are passionate about pursuing outdoor adventure.
Alpine Preparation weekend – applications now closed
This course will provide a top-class introduction to Alpine mountaineering at the lowest possible cost. Over two days, attendees will benefit from an introduction to basic considerations such as the use of equipment, glacier travel and crevasse rescue.
The 2019 course is taking place on the weekend of 25-26 May at Plas y Brenin. The deadline for applications has now passed – applicants will be informed if they have been successful shortly.
This is a stand-alone course. You do not have to have or intend to complete an Alps-based course to be able to apply for this course.
The cost of the course is just £80 for the weekend. This includes self-catering accommodation in Moelwyn Bunkhouse on the Plas y Brenin – if successful, you will need to bring your own sleeping bag. Successful applicants must cover travel, food and insurance costs themselves.
The main criteria for selection are as follows: