Ian Timney was a keen caver and member of the Wessex Cave Club, with whom he did a number of sporting caving trips abroad including the Gouffre Berger. Following his untimely early demise his caving friends held fund arising events in 2021 and then donated £1,500 to the Ghar Parau Foundation to distribute in his name.
Following Ian’s wishes GPF has decided to make an annual award of £150 each year for the next 10 years to the caving expedition which we believe will have the most impact on its young participants. This could either be by having the most young members or being organised by mainly young people. Unlike the Alex Pitcher awards that are to individuals, the Ian Timney award is made to the expedition as a whole.
For 2022, GPF decided that the CUCC Totes Gebirge expedition would be the first winner of this award as it has a both a large proportion of younger members and also young organisers.
Find out more on the Ghar Parau Foundation’s website.
– Posted on behalf of the Ghar Parau Foundation