The recipients of the 2020 FMC Expedition Scholarships have been announced:
Simon Bell Memorial Expedition Scholarship
Tara Mulvany, FMC Individual Supporter, for a journey along the Southern Alps from Homer Saddle to Arthur’s Pass.
Youth Expedition Scholarships
Conor Vaessen, Otago University Tramping Club, for a three-month long traverse of the Southern Alps from Arthur’s Pass to Fiordland as far as Lady of the Snows.
Emma Strack, Victoria University Tramping Club, for a five week journey along the Southern Alps from Mount Cook to Homer Hut.
Hamish Laing, Tararua Tramping Club, for a tramping and packrafting trip to West Cape in Fiordland.
Joseph Amos, Nayland College, for a sea kayaking trip exploring all arms and fjords of Lake Te Anau.
Kyla Rayward, Motueka High School, for a journey from Arthur’s Pass to Lewis Pass.
Laura Jacks, Auckland University Tramping Club, for an expedition on Rakiura / Stewart Island, traversing Mount Anglem, following the track to Doughboy Bay, then to Gog, Magog and back via the Tin Range.
Leah Nicholls, FMC Individual Supporter, for a trip across Kahurangi National Park from the Takaka Region to Flora Hut car park.
Sean Burrows, FMC Individual Supporter, for a tramping and packrafting expedition into Southwest Fiordland. Beginning in Deep Cove with an alpine tops traverse followed by packrafting the Seaforth river, the Long Burn, and Long Sound.
FMC Training Grants
New Zealand Packrafting Association (PRANZ), for a NZOIA kayak 1 training course with the NZ Kayak School, for the upskilling of PRANZ packrafting instructors.
Over 40s Tramping Club, for an outdoor first aid course with Red Cross.
Nelson Tramping Club, for a club snowcraft training course.
Congratulations to all the scholarship and training grant recipients on their successful applications. We wish you a summer full of rewarding adventures, and look forward to your trip reports!
Photo at top: Sarah Tiong above the Olivine Ice Plateau. The trip was supported by a 2015 FMC Youth Expedition Scholarship.