ON 13 APRIL, A JUDGING PANEL OF MOUNTAIN PROFESSIONALS PICKED THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 MILLET EXPEDITION PROJECT.
It’s an essential factor in making your expedition dream come true… And this year, six projects have been handed the precious key. The MXP 2017 winners will generate emotions and thrills as they make us yearn for adventure and the great outdoors! Since 2007, more than 300 adventurers from all over the world have received MXP funding and realized their dream in places across the planet.
After months of waiting, the MXP judging panel gathered on April 13 to deliberate and pick the entrants who will be lucky enough to venture off and make their dream come true.
SINCE 2007, MORE THAN 300 ADVENTURERS HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE MXP PRIZE.
The Ekiwibrists made up by a group of friends reunited around one sports: highline. Their expedition has been elected "Public's Choice" with more than a thousand votes for their project: to organize a three month expedition, looking for the most beautiful highline spots of New Zealand, with the desire to initiate local people to this sports and to write a book listing their finds.
"Trekking, multi-pitch climbing, mountaineering… we’ll bring our skills together to share our passion!"
Highline / Climbing / Mountaineering / Trekking
Ski-pulka - 110 days SEA-ICE Greenland is a sports expedition project aiming to go up along the 600 km of the western ice floe of Greenland, in ski-pulka. This progress Northwards, from Upernavik to Savissivik would be a first of its kind.
"We’ll cross 9 villages during the expedition, which will allow us to meet the local populations and to set up researches on the global warming impact in this area, working together withTakuvik research unit."
Panik on Sikkim
Alpinism / SKi - 45 days To ski a 7000m summit in an unknown Himalayan area: the Sikkim. Reach the summit in alpine style and go back down by skis.
Baffin by Night
The aim is to repeat the "Project Mayhem" route, on Mount Thor (1560m), at the center of Baffin Island. Its 30 pitches (including 5 pitches in modern A5 and 9 pitches in A4) in one of the most hostile area on Earth helped being qualified as the most demanding big wall by Jim Beyer.
Baffin Island, Canada
Big wall climbing
Along the Omo
"Between mountains and savannah, our expedition goal is to travel along the Omo River (760km) in packraft, facing the rapids, crocodiles and hippos. We’ll meet the local farmer tribes that live at the rate of the Omo’s floods to learn more about their traditions and way of life, but also to initiate them into circus arts."
Packraft / Circus arts