Happy Christmas: The Winners of the Competitions

Christmas, 35 kb

Black Diamond Fusion Ice Tool

The BD Fusion, 22 kb

Eight pre-Christmas competitions, 36 chances to win, over £2,500 in prizes (UKC News).

This has been a great year for competitions at and, with 34 competitions in total. A huge thanks to everyone who entered and of course the companies who advertise and support the UK's best mountain sport websites and donated the prizes. It is much appreciated. Thank you.

The answers to the questions and the winners of the eight pre-Christmas competitions are all below. We hope you all put the kit to good use out on the hill and mountain, especially with all this lovely wintery weather we have been experiencing.

Have a great Christmas and if you didn't win there are more competitions in January, and one over the Christmas break.


Win a pair of Black Diamond Fusions

The Fusion ice tool is compatible with all Black Diamond Picks but which pick is intended for ice climbing only?

The correct answer is the laser pick.

The lucky winner of the The Black Diamond Fusion ice tools, worth £400 is: Sarah Krahenbuhl of Staffordshire.

Outdoor Research Competition: 13 chances to win

Outdoor Research Warrant gloves and Wind Warrior hats

Outdoor Research Prizes, 99 kb

'Outdoor Research products are guaranteed forever.'

What is that guarantee called? The correct answer is The Infinite Guarantee.

Which states: "We believe so strongly in the quality of what we make that if, at anytime, our product fails to meet your needs, we are happy to exchange or return it. Because of this solid belief, our products are guaranteed forever and are designed with this in mind. Your total satisfaction in our product is our goal."

The winners of the three pairs of the Outdoor Research Warrant gloves are:

Sian Hughes of Bangor, Gwynedd.
Scott Townson of Loughborough, Leicestershire.
Ruaidhri Murphy of Carrigrohane,  Co. Cork.

The winners of the Outdoor Research Wind Warrior hats are:

Sophie Cameron-Mitchell of Bushmills, County Antrim
Ben Roberts of Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Simon McElroy of Kendal, Cumbria
Cari Evans of Llanfynydd, Carmarthen
Dave Girling of Fakenham, Norfolk.
Alison Banwell of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge
Murdoch Jamieson of Tain  Ross - Shire
Jamie Langler of Buckfastleigh, Devon.
Lucy Blake of Goostrey, Cheshire
Jennie Richardson of Llanberis, Gwynedd.

Two Lowe-Alpine Alpine Attack 45's to Win

Lowe-Alpine Alpine Attack 45

Alpine Attack, 131 kb

What is the name of the ice axe attachment system on the Lowe-Alpine Alpine Attack rucksacks?

The answer(s)? The Headlocker axe attachment system or the WebCatcher system, or both.

The winners are:

Michael Chan of London and Sarah Anderson of Langdale, Cumbria.

Win an Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

Atom LT Hoodies, 83 kb

Name one of the materials that the Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody is made from?

The answer could have been one of the following:

Polartec® Power Stretch® with Hardface® Technology
Luminara™—Nylon weave fabric with wind and water repellant coating
60 gm/m² Coreloft™ insulation

The winner is Rachel Slater of Rusholme,  Manchester.

FIVE BMC Climbing Wall Essentials DVD to win.

BMC Climbing Wall Essentials DVD

BMC Essentials DVD, 27 kb

Which wall, at 24.5m, is the tallest in England? The answer is Kendal Wall, aka the Lakeland Climbing Centre.

The winners are:

Jonathan Coatsworth
Catrin Davies
Emma Reynolds
Shafiq Lalloo

Beyond Hope/Metolius/Evolv, prAna Facebook Competition

Beyond Hope Prizes

Beyond Hope Facebook Comp Prizes, 185 kb

Quite simple this one. All you had to do was 'like' the Beyond Hope Facebook page, if you are registered at Facebook of course.

Here are the lucky winners.

Top Prize

Graham Fellows of Exeter wins a Metolius Recon Pad, Evolv Shoes and a prAna chalk bag.

  Second Prize

The following four climbers each win a Metolius Bailout Crash pad and an Evolv Bouldering Bucket

Tom Priestley of Barrow-in-Furness.
Peter Bowen of Cheltenham.
Nick Fowlds of Swansea.
Sarah Yates of Sheffield.

Third Prize

  The following five climbers each win a Metolius Simulator Fingerboard and an Evolv Chalk Bag.

Joe Elliot of Bangor
Chris Moor of Nottingham
James Blake of Derby
Chris Thornton of Huddersfield
Rosie Wilson of Bristol


The Cave by Heimplanet

The Cave by Heimplanet

Heimplanet Cave pitched, 73 kb

Q1. How many separate air beams make up the frame of The Cave? Answer: 5

Q. If you won The Cave, where would you take it, and what would you do there?

This is what the winner David Thexton from York said: 'This summer I am planning a trip to the Dolomites with a friend to set up some new high lines. We are also in the process of producing a film showcasing all forms of slacklining, from really exposed high lines to flips and tricks on jib lines. One of the shots we would really like to get is the first crevasse high line and the Cave would be a perfect light weight base camp for such an expedition. ",

Dave will be submitting a review of the The Cave by Heimplanet in 2012.

Soto Stove and Lantern Competition

Soto Stove and Lantern

Allcord Soto Prizes, 210 kb

1. What is the BTU output of the new Muka stove? 15,800 BTU
2. What is the weight of the Micro Regulator stove? 2.6 oz.(73g)
3. What is the approximate burn time for the Compact lantern? Burns approx.1.4 hours with mantle. 2 hours as a candle.

Dave O'Brien of Bristol wins a Muka Stove and 700ml fuel bottle, worth £175
Chris Holloway of Stoke on Trent wins a Micro Regulator Stove, worth £75
Pauline Kell of Edinburgh wins a Compact Refillable Lantern and Fill Adaptor, worth £71

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