The Copp-Dash Inspire Award, sponsored by Black Diamond Equipment, La Sportiva, Mountain Hardwear and Patagonia (and with in-kind support from Adventure Film Festival, the American Alpine Club, Jonny Copp Foundation and Sender Films), announced the 2014 winners of the climbing grant established in memory of American climbers Jonny Copp and Micah Dash who were killed in an avalanche in China in May 2009, along with filmmaker Wade Johnson.
Canadian Max Fisher and American Erik Bonnett. First ascent of 700-metre spire that forms the southern summit of Kooshdakhaa in the eastern Alaska/northern Yukon Coast Mountains.
Austin Siadak with Chris Kalman, Matthew Van Biene and Tad McCrea. Ground-up first ascent on 1,000 metre east face of Cerro Catedral in Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia.
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Jessa Goebel with Pat Goodman. Free climbing first ascents on the 500-metre walls of North Moraine Hill Glacier in the Ragged Range of Canada’s Northwest Territories.
Graham Zimmerman with Clint Helander and Jens Holsten. First ascent of the central buttress of Titanic Peak’s 1,200-metre northwest face in the Revelation Mountains of Alaska. Also heading to the Revelation Mountains in 2014 are the winners of the 2014 Jon Lauchlan Award, Ian Welsted, Darren Vonk, Kris Irwin and Mark Taylor.