MAFAre you organising a ski mountaineering expedition?
Take a look at the Memorial Adventure Fund. This grant is awarded to those exploring new and interesting areas or undertaking other particularly noteworthy expeditions on skis.
KSSAre you wanting to develop your ski mountaineering skills?
The Kenneth Smith Scholarship helps people become self-sufficient in ski touring / ski mountaineering.

Applicants for the awards are expected to already be able to ski proficiently, using Alpine touring, Nordic or Telemark equipment.

The Eagle Ski Club also offer grants for ski touring.


Memorial Adventure Fund

Explorations in Antarctica

The fund was set up by The Alpine Ski Club in memory of Irvine Aitchison and has been supported by gifts and bequests from many members. Awards are open to ASC members and to ski mountaineers and ski tourers from outside the ASC. 

The object of the Fund is to support ski touring and ski mountaineering by helping skiers to undertake expeditions and tours that are considered worthy of encouragement and help. Previous recipients of a MAF award have ski toured in Antarctica, Greenland, the Canadian Divide, Kyrgystan, Eastern Turkey, China, Georgia, Afghanistan, Alaska, Baffin Island, across the Pyrenees, Tajikistan and Mount Logan. What’s next on your list?

The closing date for applications for the following year is 15th November. However, for the 2020-2021 season, we will consider applications at any time until March 2021. See conditions and apply here.



Kenneth Smith Scholarship

Building an emergency sledge

This scholarship is managed by The Alpine Ski Club as a memorial to Kenneth Smith, in recognition of many years of service to the club and the tireless work he did in promoting training for ski touring and ski mountaineering. Awards are primarily for ASC Members, including Aspirant Members. 

The object of the Scholarship is to help skiers and mountaineers improve or refresh their ski touring and mountaineering skills, build confidence in travelling through the mountains in winter and become strong, independent ski mountaineers who will be welcome members of any ski touring team. The scholarship is awarded for a specific ski mountaineering course. In 2021, we expect this course to be held in Scotland in early March. 

The closing date for applications for the following year is 15th November. See conditions and apply here.



Conditions for offering grants

Full details need to be given of the nature and purpose of the activity for which assistance is sought, the grounds for applying for an award, details of skiing experience and ski mountaineering tours already undertaken, as well as mountaineering experience on foot.

Awards are granted on condition that successful applicants (i) submit a short report on their sponsored activity within two months of completing the undertaking for which the award is made (ii) undertake if requested to give a presentation to The Alpine Ski Club within two years of the end of the activity and (iii) acknowledge the ASC’s support in any video footage or social media posts. 


How to Apply

Complete the Grant Application form in full. Note the closing date is 15 November. For all other enquiries send a message to the Grants Manager at the Contact Us link.



Last updated on 7th April 2021