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Dave Thompson Award

The Dave Thompson Award is a Mapping Project Fund managed by the Class of 2010, in memory of the late Dave Thompson. The fund confers an annual award of £500 to a student mapping group. In addition the fund makes an annual gift to the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

2018 recipients

Mapping in Crowsnest Pass, Rocky Mountains, Canada - Lucy Crocker, Timo Wilken, Mary Murray and Daniel Sefton

'The area provided varied and challenging terrain: most of the exposure was on the ridges which meant a lot of climbing, and the paths shown on our base maps were not consistent with most of the paths actually present in the area. Navigating through dense, young forest and across scree slopes provided an exciting challenge, though we ended up doing many long field days to make up for the time it took to get anywhere that was not accessible via a path.'

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Hillcrest Mountain, Crowsnest Pass
Hillcrest mountain and the adjoining hills, viewed from the south. The anticline is faintly visible on the furthest spur, while the scar near the top of the green ridge to its right indicates the location of a large excavated coal seam.