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Application Period for 2019 GRIT&ROCK First Ascent Expedition Grant is Open

GRIT&ROCK is launching a call for applications for its 2019 First Ascent Expedition Award with a deadline of January 15th, 2019.You can find more details at http://www.gritandrock.net/award.

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In September 2016 GRIT&ROCK announced a launch of an annual international First Ascent Expedition Prize to enable female first ascents. Now in its third annual installment, the award, the largest of its kind globally, funds projects of female-led expedition teams up to the amount of USD 10,000.

The aims of the annually awarded prize are to promote and encourage female participation in pioneering alpine ascents. The Award is open to individuals and climbing teams with majority female participation and is meant to provide funding for those who need it most.

Three awards are given out, each in a different category, as follows:

PERFORMANCE

This category is reserved for ambitious high-altitude ascents where the degree of difficulty of the project is carefully matched by a well-demonstrated skill.

EXPLORATION

This award category is reserved for beautifully crafted and well thought through projects on a smaller scale, such as exploration and mapping of new routes in remote areas of the world.

APPRENTICESHIP/SPECIAL PRIZE

This category is reserved for projects aimed at advancement of alpine skills and independence of those who are making further steps in their climbing career. Past example of such projects include a route performed alpine-style by a Nepali female guide who has previously climbed only with the use of fixed ropes under supervision of another accomplished climber.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications should be submitted by email to award@gritandrock.com by January 15, 2019.

To learn more, visit GRIT&ROCK’s website here.


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