Gear Junkie Announces Choose-Your-Adventure Sweepstakes
The Gear Junkie LLC, a Minneapolis-based online media company, has announced the full launch of "The Gear Junkie's Choose-Your-Adventure Sweepstakes." The sweepstakes — sponsored by Lazyman, a lifestyle apparel company, and REI Adventures — will award a randomly-drawn winner their choice from one of five professionally-guided winter adventure-travel trips in early 2009.
To sign up, the web address is www.thegearjunkie.com/sweeps
In addition to airfare and the all-expenses paid trip, the winner will be outfitted head-to-toe with all the essential gear from REI, including backpacks, apparel and hardgoods like snowshoes and ice axes (depending on the adventure).
The winner and a travel companion will pick between one of five REI Adventures trips, including:
- Mount Washington Winter Climb
- Sequoia Winter Mountaineering Clinic
- Yosemite Snowshoe Trip
- Ice Climbing Basics in New Hampshire
- White Mountains Hut-to-Hut Snowshoe
Attending the winter adventure with the winner and a guest will be The Gear Junkie, Stephen Regenold, a nationally-syndicated newspaper columnist and founder of GearJunkie.com.
After the adventure, a party sponsored by Lazyman will celebrate the weekend's accomplishments with music, food and drinks - with participants having "earned their lazy." Finally, participants will receive additional gear for the chosen adventure from Adventure Medical Kits, Bear Naked Trail Mix and Wigwam, co-sponsors of the sweepstakes.
The sweepstakes will run from October 1 through December 17, 2008. The trip will be chronicled daily on a blog at GearJunkie.com and video and online slideshows will be produced.
For more information, visit www.thegearjunkie.com/sweeps