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Adrian Awarded the “Nice” Scholarship by the Chad Vander Ham Memorial Fund

Two mountaineers navigating a glacier on a Gasherbrum II Expedition

Adrian Ballinger was awarded the Chad Vander Ham Memorial Fund for 2008. To honor Chad’s memory and spirit, his family and friends have established a memorial fund in his name through the AMGA. The intent of this fund is to support future aspiring ski guides pursuing training and certification in the ski discipline through the AMGA. To read more about the scholarship, go to
Check out the video that won Adrian the scholarship: