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2017 Recipient Announced: Lucy Barnard Set to Walk the World

In Ushuaia, at the southern most tip of South America, Lucy Barnard will take the most gargantuan step of her lifetime, the first step in her journey to walk across the length of the earth. Over three years, she plans to cover 30,000 kilometers, reaching…

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Dispatch from Taulliraju in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Recipients of The North Face Adventure Grant 2016, Steve Skelton and Ben Dare, left for Peru in late May with three objectives in the Cordillera Blanca mountains of Peru. Their objectives included the southwest ridge of Chacraraju from the Paron Valley, the central couloir of Caraz II…

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Announcing the Winner of The North Face Adventure Grant 2016

The North Face and Australian Geographic Outdoor would like to thank the many and varied explorers who submitted applications for The North Face Adventure Grant 2016. We wish you all the greatest success in your exploration. We are pleased to announce the recipients of The North Face…

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First Descent of the Karangarua River Complete

The North Face Adventure Grant exists to aid adventurers in Australia and New Zealand in achieving their dream expeditions. After two days of scouting the Karangarua River, Jordan Searle and his team completed the First Descent from Christmas Hut to Cassel Flat and continued through to…

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The Places We’ve Been | Adventure Grant Retrospective

Exploration is finding the thing we love and relentlessly pursuing it. It’s pushing the boundaries of our physical and creative self-expression. The North Face Adventure Grant has taken Australian and New Zealand explorers around the world, allowing them to attempt their boldest expeditions. See where…

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Jordan Searle Announces Expedition Member Ari Walker

You would have heard about The North Face Adventure Grant 2015 recipient Jordan Searle, who will be attempting a first descent in New Zealand later this year. But a successful expedition requires a reliable team, and Ari Walker will make up one of those members….

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The Moments We Make: Exploration and Storytelling

Compelled to tell stories of outdoor exploration, The North Face Adventure Grant 2014 recipient Paul Hersey, shares the journey to Anidesha Chuli, Nepal in his film The Moments We Make. Screened at the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, Paul Hersey presented the film to a…

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Jordan Searle: Training Update – The First Hurdle

Exploration has long been a battle of risk and reward. While seeking the reward of first descent of Salto Saudades on the Rio Chapeco in Santa Catarina, Brazil, The North Face Adventure Grant 2015 recipient, Jordan Searle slipped into the quantum of risk. After scouting the…

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Announcing the Winner of The North Face Adventure Grant 2015

The North Face and AG Outdoor would like to thank all applicants of The North Face Adventure Grant 2015. The number of applications and the breadth of pursuits clearly exemplifies that the spirit of exploration is thriving in Australia and New Zealand, and we thank…

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Q&A With 2014 Grant Recipients: Paul Hersey, Shelley Hersey, and John Price

In the mind of every climber, skier, snow boarder, trail runner, adventurer and explorer is the ultimate expedition. After the close of one adventure comes the promise of the next. The summit, the peak, the distance, the line – they wait to be explored. We…

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