Every year The North Face and Australian Geographic Outdoor award an explorer, or team of explorers, with a grant to assist in making their expedition dreams a reality. Whether your passion is rock climbing, trekking, alpine climbing, extreme endurance pursuits, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, or a combination – they want to hear from you. 2015 Adventure Grant Winner, Jordan Searle, Karangarua River, New Zealand shot by David Bain The North Face Adventure Grant is presented by AG Outdoor. Recent recipients in 2015 have used the grant to achieve a first descent of the Karangarua River in New Zealand’s west coast. The 2016 recipients, New Zealand residents and mountaineers Steve Skelton and Ben Dare, have just completed their main objective on expedition in Peru. They established a new route on Mt Taulliraju, in the Cordillera Blanca Mountains, climbing four days and finishing directly on the summit. Ben Dare digging for solid ice on the first of many abseils off the summit and down the southeast ridge of Taulliraju, shot by Steve Skelton Of the expedition, Steve Skelton says, ‘I am so happy with the way things went for us in Peru. While our acclimatisation climbs were challenging and dangerous, the primary objective on Taulliraju came together perfectly. Hard and committing, direct and aesthetic our new line made all the hard work worth it. We were in tears on the summit and three days later I had trouble leaving the mountain behind. It was truly an adventure!’ These recipients have used the support of The North Face Adventure Grant to pursue their far-reaching goals in the great outdoors, to go in search of the unknown. The North Face Adventure Grant wants to help continue the search. Ben Dare approaches the east face of Taulliraju, Peru. Shot by Stephen Skelton The winning recipient receives $10,000 of support including: $5000 grant from The North Face $3000 grant from AG Outdoor $2000 worth of The North Face gear The North Face Adventure Grant are 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 head to The North Face Adventure Grant. Applications for 2017 expeditions close on November 30, 2016. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.