American Alpine Club Opportunity
The American Alpine Club recently released an update about a new grant opportunity
. The grant will allow climbers to defray the cost of outfitting climbing and humanitarian objectives.
Check out the information below to apply for an awesome opportunity.
The Zack Martin Breaking Barriers Grant (ZMBB) is a dual-purpose grant fund. The primary objective is humanitarian. The secondary objective involves alpinism, ice climbing, rock climbing, bouldering or just adventure and discovery in the natural environment. The grantee must meet both objectives and is strongly encouraged to obtain additional funding and sponsors. The primary objective, the humanitarian objective, must be reasonable and sustainable. Objectives that continue after implementation will receive the highest level of consideration. It is preferable to have an objective that teaches the locals "how to" and provides some level of continued support and funding. For more information, see the humanitarian objectives of previous ZMBB recipients. The secondary objective should focus on adventure and discovery in the natural environment. Special consideration is given to alpinism, ice climbing, rock climbing and bouldering. However, almost any activity that involves adventure and discovery will be considered, such as ski mountaineering, ski traversing, adventure trekking, paragliding over mountains, etc. Keep in mind, this objective does not need to be a "bleeding" edge activity. The salient requirement is adventure and discovery.
Zack Martin died just before his 25th birthday on Thanksgiving Day 2002. He was a recipient of AAC grants, the Anatoli Boukreev grant and others. Zack was concerned about the general arrogance and self-serving aspirations of climbers and explorers. He committed that on all future expeditions he would not only climb and explore but more importantly he would perform humanitarian service in the local community. He would "break a barrier" in the alpine environment and "break a barrier" in the heart of man. As Zack often said, "The only barrier holding you back is yourself."
How To Apply
Head over to the American Alpine Club
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