Friday, February 18, 2011

Apply For The Copp-Dash Inspire Award

Climbers looking for a few sponsorship dollars for their next big climb may want to apply online for the the second annual Copp-Dash Inspire Award. The prize will be awarded to help support small teams that are taking on unclimbed peaks in remote regions of the planet. The challenges will likely require a high skill level to complete, with an emphasis on going in a fast and light style. Those applying should also demonstrate a plan to personally document and share their ascents through a multimedia blend of storytelling elements that could include photos, video, blogs, magazine articles, and so on.

The award is named after American climbers Jonny Copp and Micah Dash, whose spirit the award embodies. The two men were killed, along with filmmaker Wade Johnson, while climbing in a remote region of China back in 2009. They were two of the most respected climbers in the world and they continue to inspire even after their deaths.

This award is sponsored by Black Diamond Equipment, La Sportiva, Mountain Hardwear and Patagonia, with in-kind support from Adventure Film Festival, Alpinist Magazine, American Alpine Club, Sender Films, and the Jonny Copp Foundation.

You'll find more details on the award as well as the application form by clicking here.