Celebrating 20 years of supporting outdoor adventure around the world, the Polartec Challenge is now accepting grant applications for 2012 expeditions.The Polartec Challenge Grant was designed in 1991 to assist low-impact teams who set an example for responsible outdoor recreation through respect for local cultures and the environment. Grant recipients are chosen for the vision, commitment and educational and cultural value of the expedition. (The Polartec Challenge is not the appropriate venue for projects involving competition or fundraising). Legendary Polartec Challenge Grant recipents over the past two decades include Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Steve House, Marko Prezelj, Andrew McLean, Greg Hill and John Shipton. Recent recipients include Kate Harris and Melissa Yule, who are exploring environmental conservation while cycling from Europe to Asia, and Jon Turk and Erik Boomer, who recently completed the first circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island.
To apply, visit polartec.com/polartec-challenge. The 2012 grant submission deadline is December 31, 2011.