The 2014 MCSA Supertramp Award of up to R15 000 is available to a young South African (no more than 25 year old by 31 December 2013) who either individually or in a group (the group should also be comprised entirely of South Africans who are under 25-years-old) will take on a mountaineering-related expedition / trip during 2014.
Previous winners of the award:
2005: Guillaume du Toit and his partner explored rock climbing possibilities in India
2006: Greg Borman could not undertake the planned rock climbing trip to Brazil due to the Brazilian airline going bankrupt and not refunding their tickets
2007: Donovan van Graan and his brother went on an alpine climbing trip to climb high peaks in Turkey, Armenia and Georgia
2008: Not a single application was received in time!
2009: Kyle Meenahan walked the circumference of South Africa. See: walksa.blogspot.com
2010: Michael Woodward climbed on Mt Mulanje in Malawi.
2011: Joe Mohle explored climbing in Morrocco.
2012: Alisdair Walton and Michael Potgieter will be climbing in Colombia in December.
- 2013: Leo Le Roux, Benj de Charmoy and Duncan Fraser went on a trip to Madagascar and opened a route.
So if you meet the requirements (below) and would like to obtain funding for your next adventure, then be sure to make a submission!
Expedition award: Up to R15 000
Awarded by: The Mountain Club of South Africa (Magaliesberg Section)
Eligibility (applicant): South African citizens who are no older than 25 years as at 31 December 2013 who in 2014 will be participating in or leading an expedition of South African mountaineers who all are no older than 25 years as at 31 December 2013.
Eligibility (destination): Any country — including South Africa — for any length of time. Preference will be given to originality as well as to first ascents and/or unusual/remote destinations.
Closing date: The prescribed application form (in MS Word) should be submitted by email, no later than 5 January 2014 for an expedition planned for 2014. Additional material can be supplied as hard copy or on CD by post.
Photos from the 2013 Supertramp expedition: