American climber Cedar Wright is a big wall veteran filmmaker known for projects like Sufferfest with Alex Honnold. As an established figure in the climbing business, he is returning to his roots with a special project: a dirt bag fund. Five dirtbags are said to benefit from $1000 each.
Anyone who has followed climbing events over the past decades will hardly have made it, not through the name Cedar Wright to stumble. Whether because of his numerous big wall climbs in Yosemite, his entertaining articles in international mountain sports magazines or his films like Sufferfest or Safety Third - the professional climber has a permanent place in the climbing circus.
Cedar Wright, who spent his early days as a full-time dirtbag between Yosemite and Joshua Tree, wants to share his success with five like-minded people and one with his latest project Dirtbag Scholarship support.
money, clothes and beer
Not only financial support but also clothing and beer await the aspirants who live in shabby vans or in hidden caves and who have completely dedicated their lives to climbing.
Cedar Wright will award $1000 to the five most deserving dirtbags. Additionally, he has teamed up with his sponsors The North Face and Fat Tire to ensure the dirtbags also have jackets and beers.
Photo and video proof
With his dirtbag fund, the American wants to support the next generation of young climbers and at the same time redefine the where and who of "dirtbagism".
Potentially interested parties can send an e-mail ([email protected]) apply. In return for the grant, Cedar Wright is requesting photo and video content from the missions it supports.
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Credits: Cover picture Cedar Wright