The 2011 Copp-Dash award is open for applications!
The award folks asked that I repost this to encourage folks to apply for the award for the upcoming climbing season. Of the various awards that I have applied for and/or received over the years I have to say that this is the coolest one: An excuse to learn new skills in the context of climbing - It helped me motivate to work on in-field expedition art while in basecamp, make an expedition video, and create a multimodal presentation with which to motivate other climbers. The latter ideas are really the point of the award - I always work to motivate local climbers up here in Alaska to seek out first ascents in our home state and abroad simply because we know the conditions best, and spend a lot of time out in country whenever we can. In the end, we didn't climb what we hoped due to conditions, but had a successful expedition nonetheless. In addition, it motivated me to share my creative side with the world through Avid Abstracts, my fledgling art company. Here is the link to the 2011 award info.