Doug Parker and Roger Baxter-Jones(UK) were committed mountain guides, lost in the mountains years ago, both at a young age. Doug guided for the Skinner Brothers in Pinedale, Wyoming in his beloved Wind River Mountains and was known for his quiet strength, subtle humor, and infectious love of the mountain life. Roger guided in Chamonix and was an early pioneer in Himalayan alpine style ascents of 8,000-meter mountains. “All the way with RBJ” was not just a funny slogan. Roger was not only a world class Himalayan climber but also a modest, thoughtful, and jovial man who loved sharing the mountain experience with others. This scholarship honors their memory as guides, climbers, and wonderful human beings and was established by friends and family of Doug and Roger.
This scholarship is a great opportunity for a working professional guide to advance his/her guiding career. The scholarship is open to a qualified guide who is enrolled in one of the following: