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Become A UKClimbing.com Gear Tester

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THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED

The winners are: Matthew Munro, Sarah Flint, Alexandre Buisse, Bron Edwards and Andrew Warren.

Someone out there is going to get the chance to be a UKClimbing.com gear tester for a year. We are after someone who is active and can communicate clearly, using words, images and possibly video. They have to have a love of outdoor gear, how it works and is used, and be able to give an honest assessment of climbing and mountaineering equipment to all those who visit UKClimbing.com.

Sarah Stirling wearing the TIKKA XP² coming down from Tryfan  © Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com
Sarah Stirling wearing the TIKKA XP² coming down from Tryfan
© Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com

Someone out there is going to get the chance to be a UKClimbing.com gear tester for a year joining the UKC gear reviewing team - Jon Griffith, Toby Archer, Es Tresidder, Will Sim, Viv Scott, Sarah Stirling, Jon Ratcliffe, Tom Hutton, Steph Karek, Dave Sarkar, Kevin Avery, Jack Geldard, Jo Horne and others - Climbers and mountaineers who are out there doing it. UKClimbing.com is rare in the UK outdoor media in that we actually do real gear reviews that you can then comment on in the gear forums - your input keeps the reviews honest.

This is how it will work. You have to answer four questions about Petzl's new TIKKA XP². The first five correct set of answers out of the hat win a TIKKA XP®².

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Petzl TIKKA XP²

BUT: If you win you have to agree and have the time to do a review of TIKKA XP², it must be submitted by 18th April. Your review has to be no longer than 750 words and can include photographs and if you wish video. We will specify a more comprehensive brief when we announce the winners.

All five reviews will be published at UKClimbing.com.

The best review of the TIKKA XP² as decided by the readers of UKC (on a forum thread) and Frank Bennett, Paul Cornthwaite and Rin Colombi at Lyon Equipment will become a UKC gear reviewer for a year, you'll get a minimum of five pieces of kit to to review.

The Questions

1. The Petzl TIKKA XP² is the perfect climber's torch when using a 60 metre rope. Why?

It shines up to 60 meters at maximum level

2. Petzl stop measuring the performance of their headtorches at a given minimum level of light. What measurement is it?

0.25 lux or approximately the amount of illumination given off by the full moon on a dark night.

3.The TIKKA XP² has a built-in red LED. True or False:

True

4.The TIKKA XP² is compatible with alkaline, rechargeable or lithium AAA batteries. True or False:

True

THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSEDClosing date: 25th March. The TIKKA XP²'s will be mailed to the winners on the 26th March.

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Sally Wheatley, using the TIKKA XP² at the trig point on Helvellyn during a dark and stormy night in December.
© Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com



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12 Mar, 2010
Sounds like a pretty cool deal. When will the answers be taken from the hat and the headlamps dispatched?
12 Mar, 2010
Closing date: 25th March. The TIKKA XP²'s will be mailed to the winners on the 26th March.
16 Mar, 2010
Come on, free headtorch, free headtorch....... Would love to test gear for UKC, especially new dragon cams.
16 Mar, 2010
There are no free head torches, you have to write/photo/film a review, that's work. You and several thousand others.
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