Winter 2018 Adventure Grant

Winter 2018 Grant Application

Summit Sealants Inc., is proud to offer the 7th Annual “Winter Adventure Grant” to encourage winter exploration of the mountain ranges of North America. Thanks to San Juan Mountain Guides, we’ll be offering a 4th grant this year! We will award $4,000.00 total in $1,000.00 grants. Applications accepted through Dec 31, 2017. Award will be mailed by Jan 7, 2018 and must be used within 12 months.

The criteria is as follows:

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Objective(s) must be in North America with preference going to climbs in the Continental US.
  3. Considered will be exploratory nature, history of region, first ascent or significant enchainment, remoteness.
  4. All objectives must have significant winter implications (snow, alpine ice, water ice). The teams’ style will be considered.


Please electronically provide the following information.

  1. Your name, address, age, phone #, email address.
  2. Team members’ names, experience, and what each climber feels their top 3 climbs are to date.
  3. Approximate budget needed for trip and expected use of grant (gear, food, travel, permits).
  4. Objective description. Include pictures, route, and expected itinerary.
  5. What photo or video documentation do you plan to use.

Responsibilities of recipient:

If awarded these guidelines must be followed.

  1. All necessary permits or land use regulations will be followed.
  2. A 12″X12″ lightweight banner of Summit Sealant Inc. will be mailed with check. A few photos to document the climb will be requested.
  3. If for any reason the submitted plans are cancelled the funds will be returned in full.
  4. If any slide shows or presentations arise from this outing, recipient will mention grant and provider.

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Why does Summit Sealants give this award?

This in one of our ways of “Paying it Forward.”  The owners of Summit Sealants are climbers and skiers, and a number of our employees are also active in those sports as well.  The benefit for us comes in supporting our tribe!

Why does Summit Sealants ask for photos?

When we go to congratulate you for your accomplishment, we will have a photo to go along with it.  The Summit Sealants banner is a way of saying that we accomplished the objective together!

Why is San Juan Mountain Guides Participating?

Nate, the owner of SJMG liked what we were doing and wanted to take part.

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San Juan Mountain Guides Has teamed up with Summit Sealants for the 2018 Grant!

San Juan Mountain Guides, the premiere guiding service of Southwest Colorado, is adding $1,000 to the pot this year! This enables us to give a 4th grant!
San Juan Mountain Guides
Located in Ouray, Colorado