Mugs Stump, Polartec Grants Announced

Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! Download the app. 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