Everett Branch Ken Nelson Climbing Award

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Everett Branch Ken Nelson Climbing Award

The Ken Nelson Memorial Climbing Award honors a member of the Everett Mountaineers for outstanding climb leadership and service to Everett Branch climbing program. It symbolizes the heritage of inspiration, instruction, and leadership, which is so vital to the Mountaineers.

about the award

The Ken Nelson Memorial Climbing Award honors a member of the Everett Mountaineers for outstanding climb leadership and service to Everett Branch climbing program. It symbolizes the heritage of inspiration, instruction, and leadership, which is so vital to the Mountaineers.

The award was established in 1986 in memory of Ken Nelson. Ken was a very active Everett Climbing Committee member who died in a tragic mountaineering accident on Mt. Robson. Originally, the Branch intended to dedicate a climbing rock in his name, but when the project was canceled this award was conceived instead. The award is a perpetual plaque, that permanently resides at the Mountaineer Public Center in Seattle. It is inscribed with names added in subsequent years. A smaller plaque is given to each recipient to keep.

The past year's Climbing Committee Chair or her/his designee presents the award at the Annual Banquet.

The Climbing Committee is responsible for the selection of the recipient while adhering to the criteria within this policy. The Committee Chair shall lead the Committee through the selection process. Written nominations for award candidates may come from the Climbing Committee or from Everett Branch members. After reviewing each nomination, if the Committee decides to make an award, they shall prepare a summary of the recipient's history for appropriate publication.

The criteria for choosing the award recipient are: graduation from a Mountaineers Basic Climbing Course or Basic Climbing Equivalency; program through demonstration of service, inspiring instruction, climb leadership, and humanitarianism.

award recipients

2017 Mark Glidden
2016 Paul Gehlsen
2015 Stephen Bobick
2014 Evy Dudey
2013 Harlan Brown
2012 Nick Mayo
2011 Doug Sanders
2010 Brent Colvin
2009 Tony Tsuboi
2008 Robert Garrison
2007 Conny Anderton
2006 Brian Hench
2005 Mike Ward
2004 Mike Bueler
2003 Randy Fritch
2002 Christi Masi
2001 Chris Johnson
2000 Mats Robertson
1999 Mike Conner
1998 Louis Coglas
1997 Tom Borst
1996 Arthur Wright
1995 Andy Boos
1994 Mike Bacon
1993 Connie Bennett
1992 Gail McClary
1991 Art Hedstrom
1990 Dick Schneider
1989 Jerry Thompson
1988 Bill Iffrig
1987 Jack Bennett
1986       Steve Kiefer

 

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