The North Face, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced the winners of The North Face/AG Outdoor 2013 Adventure: James Trainer, Lani Evans, Flint Duxfield and Erin Trainer.

The winning application will see them taking on the “Four Pillars in One Day challenge. The four Pillars is a logistically challenging mission combining spectacular climbing and sea kayaking in some of the most remote parts of Australia. All four are experienced and skilled climbers as well as proficient photographers and film makers.

Duxfield on the win:

“We’re thrilled to receive this grant. The four pillars in a day mission will be a really challenging combination of endurance, strategy and technical climbing. It’s in one of the most picturesque and rugged parts of Australia, if not the world, which makes it all the more exciting. It’s going to take some serious preparation and planning and we’ve already started training.”

This challenge of a single day linkup of all four pillars in the Tasman Peninsula that has never been attempted before, let alone by kayak.

The Challenge Route:

Paddle: Fortescue Bay to the Dolemue Point Climb: The Moai
Paddle: Dolemieu Point to   Cape Hauy Climb: The Totem Pole
Paddle: Cape Huay to Cape   Raoul Climb: Pole AxedClimb: Pole Dancer
Final Paddle: Cape Raoul to (and through) the Remarkable   Cave

With the help of The North Face/AG Outdoor Adventure Grant these adventurers plan not only to complete this challenge, but also to film a short documentary of their adventure, along with a radio adaption.

The North Face, AG Outdoor and the Australian Geographic Society would like to congratulate James, Lani, Flint and Erin on winning the 2013 grant and thank all the other adventurers for submitting their applications. There was an amazing array of applications submitted this year from a broad range of people with diverse interests.

About The North Face/AG Outdoor Adventure Grant: The North Face/AG Outdoor Adventure Grant is a grant designed for adventurers, explorers and outdoor-people to fulfill their dreams of adventure. Its aim is to maintain the spirit of exploration and encourage outdoor participation. Grant winners receive a $5000 grant from The North Face, along with $2000 worth of The North Face gear, plus a $3000 Australian Geographic Society Grant and an exclusive story on their trip in AG Outdoor. The grant is an annual program and any resident of Australia or NZ is eligible to apply. For more information visit: www.thenorthfacegrant.com.au