Bristish brand Montane partners with the Alpine Club to sponsor the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.
The award is offered bi-annually in March and November to support members of the Alpine Club.
Awards will be given to teams attempting first ascents or new routes in remote areas, or exploring little known alpine terrain.
Montane's Terry Stephenson said: "The Alpine Club Climbing Fund has made possible some incredible feats of mountaineering. We're delighted to be involved to help climbers and mountaineers explore the world's mountains regions."
Malcolm Bass, AC Vice President and Chair of the Climbing Fund Sub-Committee, said: 'Montane is a natural partner for the Alpine Club Climbing Fund. They have a long history of involvement in supporting adventurous alpine and big wall climbing through focused clothing design and manufacture and also by supporting individual alpine and big wall climbers. Together we can further the exploration of mountainous regions of the world by AC members. It's an exciting new phase for the Alpin Club'.
Press release on the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund partnership images/events/files/20160304MontaneandTheAlpineClub.pdf
About the Alpine Club Climbing Fund http://www.alpine-club.org.uk/ac2/index.php/climbing-fund