The Jake Shaw climbing trust

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

Our Goals

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 was to raise over £30,000 for the construction of a climbing wall at William Farr School, Welton, Lincoln which we are proud to say is now up and running enabling the joy and inspiration of climbing to be shared in safe conditions.

Jake’s wall is now 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.

The wall

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.


About Jake

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.


Just some of the amazing moments on our journey building the wall.



Below are just some of the amazing companies that have helped us reach our goal.

Stanbridge Associates
Peak Mountaineering
Alpkit Foundation

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