Deadline Approaches for GRIT&ROCK Funding

Applications to the 2023 GRIT&ROCK First Ascent Expedition Award will close on 28 February. Now in its seventh year, the award provides funding to female-led expedition teams with the aim of encouraging greater female participation in pioneering alpine ascents.

2022 Exploration grant recipients Isidora Llarena, Rebeca Cáceres and Nadine Lehner in Patagonia

The award is split into three categories: Performance which focusses on ambitious high-altitude projects, Exploration which supports smaller-scale projects in remote regions and Apprenticeship which funds initiatives whose primary aim is the development of alpine skills and greater independence. 

In total $10,000 US is split between these categories. Past recipients include alpinists Priti Wright, Nasim Eshqui and The French National Female Alpine Team. Applications from mixed gender projects are welcome.

Further details on the categories and the application process can be found via the Grit&Rock website.