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WINNER - Joe Browns' 50th Anniversary 'Name that shaft!' Competition Competition

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WINNER: Duck123

Want to own a limited edition Grivel ice axe just like the one we presented Val & Joe Brown with to celebrate 50 years of the Joe Brown Shops? Well, you cant because theirs is unique BUT you can win a beautiful boxed, limited edition, anniversary axe that will impress any mountain history buff for years to come.

A mere 50 Grivel Monte Bianco replica axes have been created with our anniversary logo and one lucky winner could have their very own individually numbered axe to hang proudly on their wall. Or better still get out and use it in the hills, possibly Kanchenjunga itself. Grivel have used only the very best materials to make this axe and where a material didnt exist they invented it! The shaft is actually a carbon wood composite combining the beauty and warmth of wood with the strength of carbon; hence the B rating. Grivel were one of the key sponsors of Joe Browns successful expedition to Kanchenjunga in 1955, at the time the highest mountain ever climbed by a Briton and Joe is remembered fondly by the Grivel family in Courmayeur. The Kanchenjunga expedition features as a key point in the companies timeline of equipment development so we are delighted to be able to offer a prize that holds such a special significance.

The Joe Brown boffins have been gathering together a list of ten classic ice axes that have been key to the evolution of 18th century glacier travel into the crazy world of vertical ice that is the playground of modern climbers today. As you while away the winter evenings why not plunge your mental energy into the winter competition that everyone is torqueing about and see if you can match each ice axe silhouette to the list of names supplied below. Just submit them to us by Thursday 5th January for an amazing opportunity to win one of these classic pieces of mountaineering history and we will pull out a random winner to be announced the following day.

So come on, swing into action, grab your mates, get pondering and name that shaft for a chance to win possibly THE most exciting Christmas present ever!

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Want to know why we chose these particular axes? Click here
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22 Dec, 2016
Do I get entered into the draw because I can't find the names listed below?
22 Dec, 2016
follow the link that says why we chose these axes... so no.
I've made it a bit easier to fill in now.
22 Dec, 2016
Fun comp. Have owned three out of ten IIRC
22 Dec, 2016
Joe Brown climbed Kanchenjunga in 1955, not 1956. In 1956 he climbed the Muztagh Tower.
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