Climb dates are non negotiable: July 21st - July 24th. At least one parent/guardian will need to be available to accompany scholarship winners to and from Jackson Wyoming. Recipients will be expected to report to Jackson Hole Mountain Guides office the day before the climb (July 2oth) for a short briefing. For more info on the 4 day Grand Teton trip visit:
http://jhmg.com/adventure/grand-teton-climbs/ or pick up a scholarship information packet at the Lander Chamber of Commerce.
Scholarship recipients will be climbing with up to 3 other youths and 2 mountain guides in variable weather conditions and over varied terrain. If you are filling out this application you should be prepared for mental and physical challenge. Additionally be prepared to work with others to accomplish goals and to ask for help.
Jim Ratz was a visionary. He saw potential and pushed himself and others to achieve it. This scholarship is awarded in the same spirit and in his memory.