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The Next Challenge: expedition resources and adventure support.
The Next Challenge: expedition resources and adventure support.

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I’ve been using an MSR WindBurner stove for almost two years now and, having tested many other all-in-one Jetboil style stoves, feel in a good position to write a review. MSR WindBurner Stove System (1.0-litre) Review [one_half] Pros Really fast Very…

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Cycling between, walking up and swimming on the slopes of Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan. That was the plan for 2016 Next Challenge Grant winner Heather Jones. She hadn’t planned, however, to get buried by snow in a bivvy bag. Her trip turned out to…

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I am delighted to announce another inspiring list of adventure ideas for this year’s Next Challenge Grant.

Of the 208 ideas submitted, 41 have been selected to complete an application form to win a grant towards their trip. The winners will be announced in June.

For the many people that didn’t make it into the shortlist, I’ve emailed them to offer whatever non-financial help I can. I know from previous years that many such people still go on to complete their adventures regardless and I very much hope it is the same this year.

Thank you to everyone who donated to make this grant possible: from the 100-odd donations of £3 or more to the dozen adventurers who’ve contributed.

Here’s the shortlist…

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2017 NEXT CHALLENGE GRANT - SHORTLIST

As always, I’ll stress that I’ve boiled down each of these ideas into a single, pithy sentence which often doesn’t do justice to what’s involved and the stories behind the ideas. But hopefully you’ll get a flavour of the grand adventures people are planning.

1. Swimming the Yorkshire coastline
2. Stand up paddleboarding across Lough Neagh
3. 40 nights’ bivvying in a year
4. Cycling between and running up all of the Munros
5. Walking the length of Long Island, New York
6. Pedalling Lake Superior in a home-made boat
7. Walking 430 miles along Japan’s tsunami-affected coastline
8. Hiking and packrafting the Lofoten Islands
9. Running 1,250 miles from Rome to home (London)
10. Bikepacking the Lannmannalagur trail in Iceland
11. women Everesting in the Lake District
12. Running the Thames Path over a Bank Holiday weekend
13. Circumnavigating Menorca on foot
14. Running the Three Peaks
15. Paddleboarding the Lake District tarns
16. Hiking the length of Portugal
17. Running London to Brighton
18. Cycling Camino de Santiago on a tandem
19. 52 year old mum kick scootering the Hebrides
20. Running around the Monopoly board in London
21. Mother and children walking in the Western Ghats
22. Bikepacking the GR247 in Andlusia
23. Walking 500 miles in memory of a friend
24. Cycling across Luzon, The Philippines
25. Swimming across Lac Serre Poncon
26. Mother and daughter travelling as far as they can on €5 a day
27. Walking the length of the Tendrivska spit in Achilles’ footsteps
28. Kayaking around the Isle of Wight
29. Kayaking around Ireland
30. Walking around Nanga Parbat
31. Trekking to the source of the Ganges and Yamuna
32. Father and sons trekking in each of the four seasons
33. Hiking and paragliding across the Pyrenees
34. 12 mini-adventures with a newborn baby
35. Cycling the Faroe Islands
36. Celebrating 60th birthday by cycling through Norway
37. Hitchhiking across the USA
38. Running a marathon at Marathon in Ancient Greek armour
39. Hiking the Continential Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada
40. A paddling expedition in the Hebrides
41. Walking the Beacons Way

http://thenextchallenge.org/2017-grant-shortlist/

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I am delighted to announce another inspiring list of adventure ideas for this year’s Next Challenge Grant. Of the 208 ideas submitted, 41 have been selected to complete an application form to win a grant towards their trip. The winners will be announced…

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Applications for the 2017 Next Challenge Grant closed last Friday. We’ll have to wait a while before we find out who’s going to win but, in the meantime, there are still plenty of winners from 2016 who are up to exciting things. One of those people is…

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Laura and I spent the bank holiday weekend bikepacking across Northumberland National Park. That means we cycled off-road carrying all our camping kit in small bags strapped to our bikes:   I’d never been to Northumberland National Park before but it was…

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This year’s Next Challenge Grant has now closed for applications and donations. Applications: 208 people applied for the grant. Donations: 79 people donated a total of £412 which, after PayPal fees, translates to £382. A big thank you to everyone who…

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The deadline for applications to The Next Challenge Grant is midnight on Friday, 7th April. You can apply here. The application form is online and should only take about five or ten minutes. All I need from you is to check you meet the criteria then hear…

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Are you looking for sponsorship for your expedition?

I'm giving away grants of between £100 and £800 to help fund people's adventures.

Applications for The Next Challenge Grant close this Friday 7th April. Apply now.

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As of 9am this morning, we are on our way to Russia and the shores of Lake Baikal. We will spend two weeks in Siberia, crossing the frozen surface of Lake Baikal on foot, camping on the ice. You can read the full details of what we are planning here. Our…
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