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Roger Payne Memorial Fund

The life of Roger Payne was cut short on 12th July 2012 in an avalanche on Mont Maudit in the French Alps. The breadth of his contribution to life in general and mountain training in particular was extraordinary. As an instructor, guide and mountaineer, he had unrivalled enthusiasm for passing on his knowledge and great communication skills with people all over the world. It’s sadly ironic that he was an innovator in the development of avalanche training for both skiers and mountaineers.

The Roger Payne Memorial Fund will carry on his work by supporting a variety of projects.

At this early stage, there are many options but two of those being considered for support are:

  • The British Mountain Guides training scheme to which Roger contributed greatly during his 3 years as president and afterwards
  • Training of mountain people in Sikkim where Roger and Julie-Ann have spent the last 7 years climbing and exploring this remote area of the Himalaya

If you’d like to contribute to the Roger Payne Memorial Fund, you can:

Make a transfer to the fund in £ sterling to:

Bank: Clydesdale Bank
Sort code: 82-61-00
Account number: 20174188
Account name: BMG02
Swift code: CLYDGB22

Make a transfer to the fund in Swiss Francs or Euros to:

Bank: Banque Cantonal Vaudoise
Account: Julie-Ann Clyma, Residence Moonlight, 1854 Leysin
IBAN : CH91 0076 7000 T529 8789 6

Make a credit card or Paypal donation using the button below:

Send a cheque (GBP only) made payable to ‘BMG02’ to:

Julie-Ann Clyma
Chemin de Fleurettes
1854 Leysin