Climbing isn't just about finding the perfect line, it's also about protecting the mountains we love. Lara-Karena Kellogg embodied this spirit throughout her life. When she died during an attempt on the North Buttress of Mount Wake in the Alaska Range in April 2007, this grant was established in her name to help other climbers carry on her mission of conservation. It funds expeditions that support and improve the health of mountain environments and habitats.
Lara was a climber, a scientist, and a conservationist. She was always searching for the most beautiful line in climbing and in life. Learning new skill sets, seeking a new challenges, yearning for deeper knowledge. When it came to people, climbing, and conservation she had a knack for finding great problems and charting a creative path to the solution.
We're looking for expeditions that are also tackling great problems with creative and beautiful solutions. In remembrance of Lara-Karena Kellogg, we want to help you support the health of our mountains.
The application period is January 1 to April 1.
How Do I Apply?
It's easy, just fill out the attached form as a PDF or Word Doc and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Application (PDF/DOC) - Lara-Karena Bitenieks Kellogg Memorial Conservation Grant