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The North Face Adventure Grant Celebrates 10 Years

Supporting Australian and New Zealand residents for ten years in their pursuits of exploration

For ten years The North Face has worked with inspiring applicants from Australia and New Zealand to help turn their expedition dreams into reality. The North Face Adventure Grant 2018 marks the tenth year of the grant, and its support of the adventurous communities of Australia and New Zealand.

Applications for 2018 expeditions close November 30, 2017. At this time all proposals will be reviewed by a panel and the recipient will be notified in December 2017.

What are we looking for?

Human-powered expeditions that embody the spirit of exploration.

The recipient is awarded with $8,000 towards their expedition, and $2000 worth of gear from The North Face to aid in their pursuit.

More information on the grant @

About The North Face Adventure Grant 2017 Recipient
Lucy Barnard – Walking the World
Brisbane-born Lucy Barnard has set off to become the first woman to walk the length of the world. Lucy departed Sydney on February 14th 2017, to start the journey from Ushuaia, at the southern-most tip of South America, and cross 15 countries over 30,000 kilometres to the northern-most point in North America, Barrow, Alaska.

Lucy will use no motorised transportation, walking the distances on land and paddling by kayak for any water crossings. She plans to complete the trek within three years – one year through South America, one year through Central America and one year trekking through North America.

The idea for the expedition set in on Lucy Barnard while travelling through Patagonia, reading George Meegan’s book titled The Longest Walk which documented his journey from the bottom of South America to the tip of Alaska.
Lucy is currently over 2000km and 37 weeks into her journey. For more information on her expedition and for interview opportunities, please reach out.

Keep up to date with Lucy’s expedition at

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