Berghaus Adventure Challenge - October 2011

Berghaus Adventure Challenge logo, 7 kbThe Berghaus Adventure Challenge is about helping people who have adventure in their heart achieve their ambitions – it's what Berghaus has been doing for over forty years. For decades, the likes of Sir Chris Bonington, Mick Fowler and Leo Houlding have been a source of inspiration for everyone in the company, providing the stories, images and drama that help define Berghaus. Now, Berghaus want to help even more people achieve their own dreams of adventure.

The Challenge is now into its second year you can see some of last year's winners here. The shortlist is chosen by a panel of experts from Berghaus and Climb Magazine and then readers have the opportunity to choose the winner online.

In September 2011 there was a close run vote between George Ullrich and his trip to Venezuela, and Ricky Munday and his trip to the Carstensz Pyramid Glacier - UKC news report - which the Venezeula trip won by a few votes.

October Shortlist - Voting ends on Friday 14th at 5pm

1) Iceland - Highs and Lows - Jim Salter and Edward Shelley
300km, 1 mountain, and an entire country to cross. This November a team of two climbing and hiking partners plan to cross Iceland's barren interior from the north coast to the south coast, and summit its highest peak, Hvannadalshnukur.

2) Empty Quarter Expedition - Alastair Humphreys
Alastair will attempt a solo expedition based on the journey undertaken by one of Britain's greatest adventurers – Wilfred Thesiger - who travelled extensively through the Empty Quarter desert in the 1940's. The expedition will be very arduous and physical with Alastair travelling alone.

3) Amputee Adventurers - Mark O'Leary and a team of 11
In Feb 2012 a group of mainly civilian amputees and prosthetists will attempt an ascent of Mount Toubkal in the Moroccan High Atlas Mountains. They will not only encounter the challenge of the winter conditions and the ascent but they must also overcome limitations imposed by prosthetic limbs.

Berghaus Adventure Challenge - Iceland Expedition, 80 kb
Iceland - Highs and Lows
Berghaus Adventure Challenge - Empty Quarter, 31 kb
Empty Quarter
Berghaus Adventure Challenge - Amputee Adventurers, 103 kb
Amputee Adventurers

You can vote for your favourite here -

If you wish to have a chance to win £1000 in cash, and £1000 worth of Berghaus gear towards your planned adventure then submit your application here. Remember it is adventure that counts!

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