The Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund will provide support for British climbers and mountaineers to explore the world's mountainous regions.
From 2016, Montane will partner with the Alpine Club, supporting the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund (MACCF).
The MACCF offers cash awards, up to a total of £10,000 every year, to British climbers and mountaineers to explore the world's mountainous regions. Usually split between eight recipients, financial awards are offered bi-annually in March and November. They are given to established teams attempting high profiles routes, experienced alpinists operating off the beaten track and less well established teams launching their expedition careers.
Primary criteria are that supported expeditions attempt first ascents or new routes in remote areas, or explore little known alpine terrain.
Eligible expeditions must include at least one member of the Alpine Club and the number of Alpine Club members on the expedition will influence the size of the grant offered.
Read more about the MACCF here.
Read more about previously supported expeditions here.
Founded in 1857, the Alpine Club is the world's first and oldest mountaineering club. Since its inception over 150 years ago, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. Established during the golden age of alpinism, its mission is to 'facilitate access to and exploration of the mountainous regions of the world'. Members have included some of the world's most esteemed British mountaineers, including Mick Fowler, Doug Scott, Sir Chris Bonington and Eric Shipton.
Alpine Club members continue to put up bold, technical climbs in the great mountains of the world. In 2015 Andy Houseman and Jon Griffiths made the first ascent of the relentless Link Sar West (6,938m) in Pakistan; Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden climbed the steep north buttress of Nepal's remote Gave Ding (6,571m).
The MACCF offers cash awards, up to a total of £10,000 every year, to British climbers and mountaineers to explore the world's mountainous regions.
Will Sim and Jon Griffiths climbed the wild north west face of the Alaskan giant Mount Deborah; and the up-and-coming young team of Ben Silvestre and Pete Graham put up a beautiful new route on the east face of Mount Jezebel in Alaska's storm swept Revelation Mountains.
The Alpine Club holds regular lectures, boasts a wealth of mountaineering and expedition resources and provides a forum for members to meet, climb and share information. Supporting the wider mountaineering community, the Alpine Club acts as a thought leader in mountain ecology, access and sustainability, supports mountain arts, science and literature and, more generally, offers a platform for international collaboration.