The Adventure Grant

MUMC has a proud tradition of engaging in adventure and discovery. Historically the club has made first ascents, established novel outdoor events and sports, and contributed significantly to outdoor communities and development. This pioneering spirit undoubtedly contributes to the club's strength, longevity and appeal.

The committee has an ambition to ensure that the club continues to aspire to adventurous objectives including those, which may require greater experience/expertise and cost than is present in the membership at any given time. The adventure grant was created to respond to this ambition. The purpose of the grant is to encourage an MUMC community that thrives on adventure and continues to push the boundaries of what is possible for its membership.

Information and application form

Aims of the Grant

  • To extend the level of trips undertaken by members
  • To advance the skills and experience of members
  • To inspire existing members
  • To increase the exposure and profile of MUMC within the outdoors community
  • To promote leadership and teamwork

The Award

Up to $2000 can be awarded. This can be to one applicant or split between multiple applicants. The committee and selection panel reserve the right not to award the grant if they feel no suitable application has been made.

Use of Grant

The funds are to be used within 15 months of receiving the award. Should the expedition be cancelled beforeit starts the funding is to be returned to MUMC. Should the planningof the expedition be significantly changed then re-approval of funds is required from the sub-committee or committee. The funds are to be used at the discretion of the successful applicants.

Selection Criteria

  • Is the proposal credible given the skills and preparation of applicants
  • How will the proposal:
    • Capture a senseof adventure and discovery
    • Increase the exposure of MUMC to the outdoors community
    • Extend current MUMC activity in the relevant sports
    • Build on the skills of club members
    • Increase the frequency and complexity of trips
    • Improve leadership and teamwork within the club
  • What is the environmental impact of the adventure?
  • What is the quality of the application?
  • Is there a MUMC historical context?

Past Adventure Grant recipients:


Off-track trekking in East Timor, Evie Clarke, Alice Newman, and Emma Johnson


Red Rocks and Spinifex, Tim Tyers, Danielle Curnow-Andreasen, and Daniel Cocker


Into the Undergrowth, Ben Webb and Rose Beagley

Excerpt from the August 2013 Mountaineer

When Climbers go Bushwalking, Gaetan Riou and Sean Ladiges

Excerpt from the February 2014 Mountaineer


We Came, We Saw, We Were Conquered, Mark Patterson and Carlos Correa Grez

Excerpt from the August 2013 Mountaineer


Resolution, Stu Hollaway and Lachie Currie

Excerpt from the February 2010 Mountaineer