Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Knox Frank Memorial Scholarship for Avalanche Education

Knox Frank loved the mountains. His passion, combined with his charismatic wit, was simply contagious. The only thing that made the mountains better for Knox was sharing them with friends, of which he had many.

Knox died in an avalanche while skiing with a group of friends in the spring of 2012. To honor the memory of Knox and share his love for the backcountry experience with others, Crested Butte Mountain Guides is offering the Knox Frank Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship honors Knox’s memory as a skier, community member, mentor and friend. It provides an opportunity for a backcountry enthusiast to take an avalanche course in Crested Butte, Colorado. This scholarship is unique in that it offers the chosen participant to walk in Knox’s shoes, in his beloved backcountry community of Crested Butte, where his memory is still strong and alive.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone to further his/her backcountry education while experiencing a memorable time in a true ski town community.

The chosen winner will receive a FREE Avalanche Education package in Crested Butte, Colorado (an estimated total value of $1000 - $1500 depending on type of course chosen) and would include:

• Enrollment in any scheduled AIARE Level 1, Level 2, or Refresher Course with Crested Butte Mountain Guides,
• Lodging from Irwin Outfitting,
• Breakfast/lunch food supplied by Izzy’s Deli, and
• Evening food and beverages provided by the Brick Oven Pizzeria and Pub.

Scholarship qualifications:

Applicants are required to submit a short video (no more than 5 minutes) or essay (no more than 1000 words) describing who you are and why you love skiing and the climbing in the mountains. This is easy - we are looking for people like Knox who love adventures in the mountains. We also need to know:

• Where you live?
• What skiing and spending time in the mountains means to you?
• How do you integrate a passion for being in the mountains into your daily life?
• What course you are interested in?
• Your age?

Upon completion of the course, the scholarship recipient will be required to provide the following:

• a 5 minute video about what they learned
• 5 pictures from the course
• a thank you note to scholarship sponsors

To apply please send in your essay or video application by January 15, 2013 to: Crested Butte Mountain Guides, ℅ Knox Frank Memorial Scholarship, PO Box 1718, Crested Butte, CO 81224

The winner will be announced on the Town Of Crested Butte’s Official ‘Knox Frank Day’: January 26, 2013.


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