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13 December 2012

Rémy Lécluse memorial fund established

Friends have set up a fund to assist the family of the late mountain guide

Rémy Lécluse 1964 - 2012

At 4am on Sunday 23 September 2012 an enormous avalanche swept through camp 3 on Mount Manaslu in the Himalayas. Tragically it killed nine mountaineers, among them the French guide and extreme skier Rémy Lécluse.

Rémy Lécluse

Rémy was well known for his extraordinary exploits on skis and his guiding to many around the world. In the UK he had a long association with the Ski Club of Great Britain's Freshtracks holidays and Mountain Tracks. Rémy was a master of extreme skiing, with a unique philosophy and enthusiasm that involved pioneering descents down the world's steepest and highest peaks. He was a skilled mountain guide who inspired many to realise their dreams in the mountains.

Rémy was also a father and he leaves behind his daughter Elise, and son Swan, from his first marriage to Claire and an uncertainty about how to finance the costs of their education and welfare now and in the near future.

Close friends of Rémy have decided to put together a Fund in Rémy’s memory. The primary aim is to cover what Rémy would have contributed to see Elise and Swan through their tertiary education. The target for this is €50,000. Secondly, if possible, we would like to establish a long-term legacy supporting guides ski training in the developing world, an area Rémy was passionate about.

We hope this appeal will be supported generously by his many friends and colleagues who shared Rémy's love of the mountains and of skiing. If you are interested in donate to the fund you can do so in the following ways:

Online
Bank: Lloyds TSB Treasurer’s account
Account Name: Remy Lecluse Memorial Fund
Account No: 17817360 Sort Code: 77-10-19
Reference: Anonymous (or if you wish please give your name so we know where the donation has come from)

By Cheque (UK BANKS ONLY)
To: Remy Lecluse Memorial Fund

Post to: Nick Parks
Treasurer
Rémy Lécluse Memorial Fund
Corner Cottage
Brampford Speke Exeter
EX5 5HE

Donating from outside the United Kingdom
BAN: GB59LOYD77101917817360
SWIFT: LOYDGB21T42

If you wish to discuss the memorial fund or any matter realting to it please email nick@mountaintracks.co.uk

Comments

  • Date: 14 December 2012
  • I never knew him, and probably would never have met him, however the tributes are such that I shall contribute,

David Wylie
David Wylie
  • Date: 22 December 2012
  • Well done David.
    For me a contribution is but small thanks for several inspirational holidays which took a fairly plodding skier into the presence of a giant of the sport who encouraged and directed me into achievements I had only previously dreamed about.

Charles Pritchard
Charles Pritchard

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