About

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away

The Jake Shaw Climbing Trust is set up to support and encourage climbing and outdoor pursuits, enabling others to enjoy the activity that was such an inspiration and passion for Jake. Our first objective is to raise over £30,000 for the construction of a climbing wall at William Farr School, Welton, Lincoln, enabling the joy and inspiration of climbing to be shared in safe conditions.

Modern purpose built climbing walls provide an excellent environment for exhilarating, enjoyable and demanding exercise, they are suitable for virtually all ages and abilities, any gender and aptitude. Indoor climbing develops fitness, coordination and flexibility, creates confidence and encourages teamwork, but does not require a particular entry level of fitness or strength. It is particularly suited to those for whom traditional sports have less appeal.

Jake Shaw was a student at William Farr, going on to graduate from Sheffield University with a degree in Maths. He was an enthusiastic sportsman but his greatest passion was climbing and mountaineering. In 2014 Jake commenced a gap year at the Kandersteg International Scout Centre, near Interlaken, spending the summer as a volunteer climbing instructor, and intending to spend the winter season in the French Alps. Tragically he was injured in an accident on 2nd August 2014 and passed away in Bern Hospital eight days later.

Jake’s wall will be a fine tribute to an exceptionally gifted and popular young man, who loved life and lived it to the full. It may also inspire others to enjoy climbing and the great outdoors as much as Jake did.

If you would like to contribute to the fund please follow the link below to make a donation. There will also be fund raising events taking place that you might wish to support or join in, additional participants are always welcome.

If you would like to contact the Trust please click here.

Sponsors

stanbridge
Vikings
Peak Mountaineering
AFK

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Opening Day

Saturday 11 November saw the opening of Jake’s Climbing Wall at William Farr School and what an occasion it was. We would like to thank each and every person who helped to make Jake's Wall an incredible reality. After 3 years of the community working together towards the same goal, Saturday was the perfect celebration […]

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The Build Finished

Jakes wall is now built and looking fantastic! But there is still more fund raising to do – we are currently obtaining the necessary equipment, and organising leader training for staff and volunteers. A date for the grand opening day will be published shortly

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The Build Begins

The build begins, with the walls going up and the handholds to be added later this week.

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Benefits of Rock Climbing

For anyone interested in just some of the benefits of rock climbing, the below NHS blog post explains them; http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/rock-climbing-health-benefits.aspx Click the link to learn more.

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