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.

An REI Sequoia Winter Mountaineering Clinic, one of five trips you could win in "The Gear Junkie's Choose-Your-Adventure Sweepstakes."

To sign up, the web address is

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

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 and video and online slideshows will be produced.

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