2019 FMC Expedition Scholarship recipients announced

The recipients of the 2019 FMC Expedition Scholarships have been announced:

Simon Bell Memorial Expedition Scholarship

  • Luca Karjalainen, Otago University Tramping Club, for a trip to the Olivine Ice Plateau and environs.

Youth Expedition Scholarships

Full award

  • Ben Mangan, Canterbury Mountaineering Club and NZAC Canterbury-Westland, for a trip to the
    Gardens of Eden / Allah with the intention to explore new climbing routes on Newton Peak.
  • Patrick Marsh, Canterbury University Tramping Club, for a traverse from West Cape to the South Coast Track, Fiordland.
  • Sacha Knight, Auckland University Tramping Club, for a traverse from Arthur’s Pass to Mt Cook Village.
  • Merlyn Barrer, Nayland College (Nelson), for a bike-walk-kayak west to east Traverse of the Upper South Island.
  • Elizabeth Ravn, Individual Supporter, for an off-track, alpine traverse from the Routeburn to the Eglinton with side trips into the Pembroke Wilderness.
  • Jamie Macalister, Canterbury Mountaineering Club, for a trip aiming to pioneer new rock-climbing routes on Douglas Spur, Paringa River, Westland.

Partial awards

  • Harriett Miller, NZAC Nelson, for a traverse from Whanganui (Kahurangi) to Whataroa.
  • Mary Williams, Individual Supporter, for a run of the Rakiura and Te Araroa tracks with emphasis
    on promotion on matters pertaining to mental health.
  • Beren Goodwin (17yrs), Hutt Valley Tramping Club, for a trip on the Te Araroa track.

Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients on their successful applications. We wish you a summer full of rewarding adventures, and look forward to your trip reports!

Click here to learn more about FMC’s Expedition Scholarships.


Photo at top: Maddy Whittaker, recipient of a 2018 FMC Youth Expedition Scholarship, on the South Island section of the Te Araroa Track.

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