We applied for and received two grants, both housed in the American Alpine Club.
The Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award
This grant “promotes state-of-the-art, cutting-edge climbing through financial support of small, lightweight climbing teams attempting bold first ascents or difficult repeats of the most challenging routes in the world’s great mountain ranges” (American Alpine Club).
The Copp-Dash Inspire Award
In memory of our late friends, Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, and Wade Johnson, this is the first year for this fund. The goal is to assist climbers before, during and after expeditions with financial grants and multimedia instruction to help empower them to share their current and future adventures with a wider audience. It is sponsored by Black Diamond Equipment, La Sportiva, Mountain Hardwear and Patagonia, and with in-kind support from Adventure Film Festival, Alpinist Magazine, American Alpine Club, Sender Films, and the Jonny Copp Foundation