John Lauchlan Award 2014
The John Lauchlan Memorial Award is a cash award that exists to perpetuate the bold and adventurous spirit that John Lauchlan exemplified in his mountain exploits. It strives to promote the development of Canadian mountaineers at an international level with financial support that non-commercial expeditions have difficulty accessing.
The 2014 John Lauchlan Award went to Jay Mills, Steve Holeczi and Eamonn Walsh for their trip to the Yukon in 2015. “On Saturday night, I was honoured to receive the John Lauchlan Award along with my climbing partners Steve Holeczi and Eamonn Walsh. The award was announced at the Banff Film Festival and is a grant to support adventurous climbing trips around the world. Our proposed trip is to a group of obscure but amazing looking peaks in the Yukon,” said Mills. “The two main peaks are Mount Weisshorn 2 and Mount Mckimm, both of which have an easy route on their South sides, but nothing has been climbed from the valley we are flying into in April. We are psyched to explore the steep alpine mixed climbing potential on their north faces.”