Mugs Stump, Polartec Grants Announced

Outside's long reads email newsletter features our strongest writing, most ambitious reporting, and award-winning storytelling about the outdoors. Sign up today. has released the 2010 recipients of the Mugs Stump and Polartec grants. Six small teams have been awarded a total of $25,000 for clean, lightweight first ascents in 2010. For a complete list of past recipients and details on how to apply for the grant, visit Meanwhile, Polartec has also handed out some cash (totaling $20,000 from the Polartec Challenge) for one cycling trip and three climbing expeditions. While we're waiting for these expeditions to launch, take a look at Kate Harris and Mel Yule–two female recipients of the Polartec challenge with an inspiring cycling goal. 

–Aurora Wingard

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