For over a decade we have been working with inspiring applicants of The North Face Adventure Grant to help turn their expedition dreams into a reality. With people exploring closer to home these days, we’ve split our grant across a number of adventurers this year.
Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of The North Face Adventure Grant – we’ll be sharing more about each of their journeys throughout 2021.
Milly Young & Alex Clapin
Milly will be aiming to complete the first link up of the Port Davey and South Coast Tracks in Tasmania. She will aim to complete the gruelling 160km link up, with approximately 7000m elevation gain, in a fastest known time. Alex will be sharing her story through photo and video.
John Morris, Melanie Ruetzel & Steve Morris
This group will cover 25km by foot, and 770m of climbing in a link up of four spires in the Warrumbungle National Park, aiming to complete the link up in one day.
Lachie Carracher, Mark Cole Smith & Jackson Gallagher
Lachie Carracher & Mark Cole Smith will hike to the source of one of Australia's highest volume rivers deep in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. They will cover over 400km of rapids along the Martuwarra Fitzroy River, and explore the Indigenous culture and stewardship of the Martuwarra watershed.
With opportunities for alpine climbing shut off overseas, Carmen’s looking to the Australian backcountry to create a home-grown alpine mission. She will complete 10 winter ascents of 10 peaks in the Snowy Mountains, all nearing 2000m.
Setting a similar objective in New Zealand, William Rowntree will attempt what he calls the ‘Cirque De Pain,’ skiing 10 major ski lines that descend onto the frozen Lake Alta in The Remarkables. He will aim to complete the 10 ski descents in one day, to create a serious challenge in his own backyard.
Stayed tuned for more as we share their stories, and hopefully inspire your next one.