Welcome to the 2017 Osprey Adventure Grant.

We’re teaming up with the legends at Osprey to celebrate the spirit of adventure. We’re offering three explorers a stack of cash and a supply of adventure gear to inject into an expedition in 2017. We’re searching for 3 regular humans with 3 irregular ideas to undertake something unique in Australia or New Zealand.

The Grant

  • 3 x $1,000 cash
  • 3 x $1,000 worth of adventure gear


Applications will be open from June 29th 2017 to August 13th 2017 and assessed by Osprey & We Are Explorers. Winners will be announced on the 25th August 2017.

Who Can Apply And What Are We Looking For?

The beauty of this grant is that we’re not looking for first ascents.

Instead, we’re looking for the everyday explorer with a creative adventure idea that needs some help germinating. We want to hear from pioneering entrants who think out of the box and can capture our attention with a trip that will inspire our wider community.

Building a raft with your mates to explore a river? Bike-packing to save a rainforest? Overnight roller-ski trip in a leotard for charity? High-lining for high-fives? Wind-powered billy carts across a salt flat just for the hell of it? (Oh wait that’s been done.)

You get the gist.


  1. Must be a multi-day, human powered adventure
  2. Take place in Australia or New Zealand before 31st December 2017
  3. Be happy to share your story with Osprey and We Are Explorers

How To Apply

We want to hear about your innovative adventure idea and how you would spend the money. Think about how we approach adventure here at We Are Explorers. Good luck!