Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

The Nick Estcourt Award

In 1978, British mountaineer Nick Estcourt was killed in an avalanche while attempting to climb the West Ridge of K2. 

Nick had been part of the 1970 British Annapurna South Face expedition and, alongside Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite, he had been instrumental in passing the crux rock band section on Everest's south-west face during the successful 1975 British expedition.

Since 1980, the Nick Estcourt Award, established in his memory, has been made annually to an expedition which intends to climb an exceptional mountaineering objective with the potential to further the standards of expedition climbing.

No additional paperwork is required to apply for the Award which is given in addition to the normal MEF grant. To apply, simply complete the standard MEF grant application form and your expedition will be considered automatically during the screening process.