who is the youngest member of an international team of cave explorers set out to tackle a remote cave in Southern Mexico, the Cueva Pena Colorada.
The Wilderness Award is a cash award made to a UK resident over the age of 18 who intends to travel overseas, returning before 31st January of the following year, to undertake an unusual and adventurous objective in a geographically remote wilderness area.
We very much regret that we are unable to accept applications from individuals who are taking part in organised trips, irrespective of the value of their charitable or environmental aims, nor is the Award intended to support student research activities, unless these contain a very high element of adventure.
The Award is made to a named individual but we recognise that it will often be shared amongst team members to benefit all members of an expedition.
The successful applicant will demonstrate a combination of enthusiasm and imagination. He or she will be expected to deliver a lecture in the Wilderness Lectures series in Bristol in the spring following their expedition (and should therefore expect to be able to support this lecture with appropriate photographic material).
The application will be expected to show clearly an idea with achievable objectives, good research, careful planning, minimal environmental impact and a commitment to follow the plan through. Referee's comments will be sought to confirm both the nature of the project and the applicant's character.
The closing date for the Award will be November 30th of each year, for expeditions taking place the following calendar year. For guidance and an application form, please see our latest Award Guidelines.
Our Award is now set at £650
The award is made by Wilderness Lectures.
Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowships: The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust offers a limited number of travelling fellowships. These are prestigious awards and frequently include a category for explorers. Details can be obtained from the Trust's website.