20,305FT

OCTOBER 5-26 2019

Island Peak & Everest Base Camp

Discover Nepal, watch sunrise over Everest, and test your mettle on 20,305ft Island Peak with Aurora Women’s Expeditions - this is one for the bucket list. And one hand-picked woman will get to go for free.

Powered by Nite Ize, supported by LOWA.

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Aurora Women’s Expeditions and Nite Ize present


The 2019 AWE x NITE IZE Summit Scholarship

 
 
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We are proud to announce the 2019 AWE x Nite Ize Summit Scholarship for one woman to participate in the October 2019 AWExpeditions Nepal trip to Island Peak and Everest Basecamp, powered by Nite Ize and supported by LOWA.


Here at AWExpeditions we believe in creating empowering experiences for women, and in contributing what we can towards closing the gender gap one step at a time. We realize, though, that all too often these empowering experiences carry a steep price tag and are a domain of privilege. So we’ve teamed up with the good folks at Nite Ize, who are all about adventure and solutions, to do do something about it.

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The Summit Scholarship 

The total value of the Summit Scholarship amounts to over $5,000 and includes the following components:

  • Coverage of the full $3,190 expedition fee to participate in the AWExpeditions Everest Basecamp & Island Peak climb in Nepal from October 5 to 26 2019

  • A $500 travel stipend for use towards international airfare

  • A Life’s Adventure Kit from Nite Ize worth over $250

  • LOWA Boots mountaineering footwear valued at more than $1,300

    • A pair of Expedition 6000 Evo RD double mountaineering boots

    • A pair of high-top hiking boots

    • A pair of low-top trail shoes

The scholarship recipient will be responsible for booking their own international travel, securing travel/rescue insurance, and covering incidental costs while in country. AWExpeditions will provide a comprehensive gear list and assist in sourcing or renting required gear that you don’t already own (e.g. crampons, ice axe, ultra-warm sleeping bag, basecamp down jacket).

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Will You Be This Year’s Summiteer?

Island Peak via Everest Base Camp is a terrific objective for a first-time mountaineer, but it does require an excellent level of cardio fitness as well as the ability to embrace hard long days in the cold and extended time in the backcountry.

As a qualified scholarship applicant, you…

  • …are a woman with a valid passport

  • …love the outdoors and the mountains

  • …have some experience with overnight backcountry adventures or camping

  • …possess a solid level of cardio fitness and the willingness/ability to train for the climb as necessary

  • …are not required to have existing mountaineering skills, as long as you’re keen to learn; experience above 10,000ft is a plus but not mandatory

APPLICATIONS FOR THE SUMMIT SCHOLARSHIP CLOSED ON MAY 1, 2019. THE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY MID MAY. STAY TUNED!


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