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Recipients

The following individuals received Mountaineerring Fellowship Grants in 2011:

Hayden Kennedy: Read Hayden's report of an attempt of a first ascent, north face of Chamlang, between the Khumbu and Barun Valleys in Nepal.

Jacon Mayer and Max Talsky: 'The Cassin Ridge' (V 5.8 AI 4), Denali, Alaska.

Scott Bennett: Read Scott's report on his trip to Patagonia and his quest for several important climbs in the region (including an FA on Cerro Pollone!).

Chris Carter: Complete a traverse of five technical ski mountaineering objectives in the Tavan Bogd National Park in the Altai Mountains, Olgii Province, Mongolia.

Sean Dormer: New routes in the Arrigetch Peaks, Brooks Range, Alaska.

Tyler Botzon: Southwest Ridge, Ama Dablam, alpine style with solo overland trek from Thame to Rongbok, Tibet.

Willy Oppenheim: A new route on the southwest face of Nafees’ Cap in Charakusa Valley, Pakistan.

Tim Gibson and Michael Wejchert: Attempt routes in Alaska’s Kichatna Spires with a base camp on the Shadows glacier.  While flexibility is paramount, our objectives include the unclimbed south ridge of the Citadel, the 'Black Crystal Arete' (VI, 5.10 A2, Puryear-Kellogg, 2005), and unclimbed features on Vertex, Archdeacon and Gurney Peaks.

Aaron Child:  Routes in the Bugaboo area: Snowpatch Spire, north face, 'Sunshine Crack' (IV 5.10+); Bugaboo Spire, The 'Kain Route' (5.6); South Howser Spire, west face, 'The Beckey-Chouinard' (V 5.10a).