Masthead: Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust - "Providing quality mountain training for young people"

Welcome to the JCMT

What is the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust?

The family of Jonathan Conville established the Trust (Registered Charity number 293720) after he died on the Matterhorn in the winter of 1979, aged 27. He was a sound, ambitious climber who had been to school at Marlborough, spent some time in Australia, joined the Army (Parachute Regiment) and taught at the Outward Bound School, Loch Eil. He identified strongly with the outdoors where he constantly found challenge. The Trust’s aims are to encourage and assist young people to train for and pursue their love of the outdoors in the spirit of adventure, which Jonathan embraced during his life.  As long as there are mountains …….. there will be a place for the Trust – In August 2013 Jonathan’s remains were recovered, have been cremated and his ashes will rest in Zermatt. We thank all the various Swiss authorities both in Zermatt and Sion that made this possible.


BMC Video about the JCMT:

Explore the Alps with the Conville Trust

Patrons: Sir Chris Bonington CBE; Andy Cave


What does the trust do?The Trust encourages safe and enjoyable practice in mountaineering, by operating subsidised training as follows:

  • Scottish Winter Mountaineering Courses
  • Alpine Mountaineering Courses in Chamonix
  • Alpine Preparation Weekend Courses at Plas y Brennin


The BMC promotes and financially supports JCMT with an annual contribution.
Plas Y Brenin promotes and provides all administration and organisation of the JCMT courses.