Since the program was established in 2007, Millet Expedition Project (MXP) grants have been awarded to more than 340 winners and have enabled the completion of nearly 90 expeditions around the world. Applications for the 2022 edition are now open until May 22.
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For several years, Bergen Magazine is the partner of the MXPs from which new forwarding projects arise. For its 13th edition, this great sponsor of adventure will once again support the ambitious dreams of amateur athletes of all nationalities and all ages. The 3 selected projects will receive material and financial assistance, as well as full support during their expedition.
The application files are assessed on their originality, their feasibility, but also on their social and ecological dimension. At the end of this selection phase, 8 projects will be selected to be presented to the jury, which will select the 3 most attractive. Sporting achievements, encounters with population groups, study of environmental changes: everything has its place here!
“The Millet Expedition Project allowed us to take advantage of the training and experience of expedition experts. In the mountains, success depends a lot on preparation, the rest is luck. †
Antoine Blettontwo-time MXP winner
The guide and explorer Jean Annequin, sponsor of this 2022 edition, will use his expertise to carry out the selected projects and in the best conditions. In 2020, for the last edition of the MXP, he had already given his advice for the three planned expeditions: the ascent of Mount Kenya by an all-female team, the exploration of new climbing lines in the Prokletije massif in Albania and Montenegro and on skis in Kluane National Park, Canada.
Unfortunately, the Covid crisis has experienced this. By adapting, the women of the Women’s Mountaineering Group of Savoie and Haute-Savoie (GAF 73-74) nevertheless managed to leave for Georgia in August 2021 to explore the Chaukhi massif and climb several peaks there . As for the Prokletije Expedition, it saw the group of young mountaineers from Isère set out to open great walls from August 2020, as planned.
The initiative’s ambition is to empower amateur adventurers to pursue their dreams. Until May 22 you can present your idea and hope to be one of the big winners of the MXPs.