Adventure is at the heart of Berghaus. It’s in everything we do and we want people to get out and have adventures of every type and in every place, because these experiences open our minds and stay with us forever.
This is why we set up the Berghaus Adventure Challenge. Each month, for six months, we give one lucky expedition £1000 cash and £1000 worth of Berghaus outdoor clothing and equipment to help support them on their dream adventure. We’re proud that we’ve helped people to tackle their own personal adventures.
Here is a short round up of our winners from 2010:
Our first winners were Justin Featherstone and Tet Staveley who crossed Costa Rica by foot, raft and kayak from the Pacific coast to the Caribbean. The trip took three weeks, testing their stamina and endurance.
Commitment is something that our second winner John Hayes was definitely not lacking in. Setting off in March he planned to walk the 5,000km E4 long distance footpath which took him to Budapest, Hungary, from Tarifa in Spain.
Alaska was the scene for our third winner Guy Wilson and his team who headed there during an unseasonal amount of snow to take on some demanding mountaineering objectives.
Setting an objective of soloing the Troll Wall in Norway was exactly the kind of adventure we were looking for and although Pete Rhodes, our fourth winner, didn’t complete his objective, we admire his courage and determination for having a good crack at it.
A small team, led by Graeme Glover, were our fifth winners, and they headed to Greenland to walk the Fox Jaw cirque area and attempt a new route on a 650m spire. Their attempt also embraced a minimal environmental impact philosophy to preserve the geology and ecology of the area.
Our final winner for 2010 was Matt Tinsley who also headed to an unvisited area of Greenland to tackle new routes and try to bag a few first ascents.
So, have you got an adventure lurking at the back of your mind waiting to become a reality? If so our Adventure Challenge is looking for new expeditions to be considered!
How does it work?
Every month, a panel of experts from Berghaus and Climb magazine will draw up a shortlist of three candidates from the submitted applications and the public will vote for their favourite on www.berghaus.com/challenge. Each winner will be rewarded with £1,000 cash plus £1,000 worth of Berghaus kit.
“Can you believe it? £1000 cash plus £1000 of Berghaus gear every month awarded to the most inspired idea. That is awesome! Get your concept down on paper and let us help you to make it happen.” Leo Houlding