In memory of
James Stephen Brownhill
30 September 1988, Sheffield, UK – 1 July 2011, Frendo Spur,Chamonix, France
I have written about James, his family and his life elsewhere, this page is to quietly acknowledge their loss, and the loss suffered by other families who grieve for those who have died on Mont Blanc.
The James Brownhill Memorial Fund has been established in his memory, please check it out, details of how to donate are on the website,
“The fund aims to encourage and foster a higher level of safety, good practice and sustainability within university climbing clubs.
This fund will award volunteers with bursaries to undertake courses to consolidate and develop safe climbing practice for teaching new and inexperienced climbers in individual and group situations.
James was an avid climber and mountaineer. His love for climbing led him to develop skills in every climbing style but it was in Alpine and Traditional climbing where he sought to improve most.
James reveled within the wider community of climbing. He shared much happiness with those he met in the Peak District and regular trips to Chamonix; always encouraging people to embrace the challenges of climbing.”
The music on the link below was played at James’ funeral on 21 July 2011.
When the cold of winter comes
Starless night will cover day
In the veiling of the sun
We will walk in bitter rain
But in dreams
I can hear your name
And in dreams
We will meet again
When the seas and mountains fall
And we come, to end of days
In the dark I hear a call
Calling me there,
I will go there
And back again.
Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music Inc
In remembrance of all climbers, guides and rescuers who have lost their lives on Mont Blanc, the White Mountain.