The North Face, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, technically innovative outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear is accepting applications for The North Face Adventure Grant 2016, presented by AG Outdoor.

Exploration is finding the thing we love and relentlessly pursuing it. It’s pushing the boundaries of our physical and creative self-expression. The North Face Adventure Grant has taken Australian and New Zealand explorers around the world, allowing them to attempt their boldest expeditions.


From a peak-bagging saga through New Zealand, to exploratory canyoning on La Reunion, summit attempts in Nepal to Afghanistan, recipients of The North Face Adventure Grant have used the support to pursue their far-reaching goals in the great outdoors, to go in search of the unknown.

The 2015 recipient, Jordan Searle will join fellow white water kayaker Ari Walker to attempt a first descent in New Zealand. Details are under wraps until the departure for the expedition next month.

“My drive is internal, I like to see what hasn’t been seen before. To experience something pristine and natural. To paddle a river never done before forces you to decide everything for the first time, setting a precedent for those who will go there after you.” – Jordane Searle, The North Face Adventure Grant recipient 2015

Photo by Jordy Searle featuring Ari Walker, NZ

Photo by Jordy Searle featuring Ari Walker, NZ

Planning and executing an expedition is a monumental task. The North Face and AG Outdoor want to support the community of Australia and New Zealand in exploration.

The winning recipient receives:

  • $5000 grant from The North Face
  • $3000 AG Outdoor Grant
  • $2000 worth of The North Face gear
Photo: Tim Kemple

Photo: Tim Kemple

We are looking at applicants from a wide range of areas including rock climbing, trekking, alpine climbing, extreme endurance pursuits, skiing, snowboarding, B.A.S.E. jumping, kayaking and paragliding, just to name a few.

We’re not only looking for elite athletes, the grant is designed to assist adventurers of all levels to step up and make their adventure aspirations a reality.

For information on applying visit Applications for 2016 expeditions close on December 31, 2015.


About The Author


Some 80 years ago, a young bushwalker's dissatisfaction with the limited and heavy bushwalking equipment available prompted him to design and make his own. Before long, word spread, and Paddy Pallin's lightweight, functional designs were soon in demand among fellow bushwalkers. From its early days the company has concentrated on supplying bushwalkers, travellers and adventurers with the highest quality and most advanced products and knowledge. Since 1930 the company has grown to become Australia's leading supplier of specialist outdoor and travel gear. The company, still owned by the Pallin family, now has thirteen stores throughout Australia as well as online, mail order and corporate sales divisions. We are using our vast wealth of knowledge, and experience, to build an online community where we can share our stories, reviews and tech tips to help you research and plan your next adventure.

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