A midsummer night’s dream – discover the “Dolo-Nights”

New GORE-TEX® Experience Tour takes place in the Dolomites

Win the chance to have the once in a lifetime opportunity of hiking through the Dolomites, by day and by night, as part of the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour. Seven lucky winners – equipped with Marmot jackets – will be able to explore Italy’s most spectacular mountain range in the company of the ultimate guide: professional rock climber Stefan Glowacz. Applications can be made online at www.experience-tour.com.

At night mountains are at their most dramatic; against the vast, pitch-black sky – just you, the stars, and the mountains rising majestically around you. Hiking in the dark makes your senses become more alert, allowing you to take in the silent beauty that surrounds you. The GORE-TEX® Experience Tour ‘Discover the Dolo-Nights’ will give seven outdoor enthusiasts the chance to explore a Natural World Heritage Site by day and by night while being accompanied by top climber Stefan Glowacz.

The start of this once in a lifetime experience is in Tiers in South Tyrol. To get them in the mood for their adventure the participants will attend a talk given by Stefan Glowacz. He will be accompanying them for the duration of the tour, sharing his vast knowledge with the winners and offering them his expert advice.

The next morning the tour winners will start the hike up to the Rosengarten which will involve the first challenge of the tour: climbing a via ferrata route. The alpine hut will serve as the group’s base for the night of the mountain ridge hike when the participants will experience magnificent panoramic views over the valley to Bolzano. A very special adventure is in store for the tour participants after they have climbed the via ferrata “Kesselkogel”: a night under a canopy of twinkling stars on the shore of the Lago di Antermoia mountain lake – a unique experience for any true explorer. The expedition will finish the next day when the group arrives at the “Valentini” hut close to Sella Joch.

Be part of it – apply for the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour ‘Discover the Dolo-Nights’
To be in with a chance to participate in the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour, apply online at www.experience-tour.com and write a short description of your own mountain adventures; what drives your passion for hiking, what is it about the fresh mountain air that you love? Applicants will need to provide a short statement outlining their previous hiking experience.

Details, dates and requirements – for Dolo-Nights applicants
To ensure the safety of the tour participants, applicants should have previous experience of hiking for up to 5-6 hours, be surefooted and have basic via ferrata climbing skills.
W. L. Gore & Associates will provide lunch packets and the food for the night spent under the stars. It will also pay for the accommodation and present each of the tour participants with a Marmot jacket equipped with GORE-TEX® technology. The tour will take place from 24 – 27 August 2012.

Apply now via the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour website or via the facebook fan page.  The closing date for applications is 26 June 2012.

About the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour
The GORE-TEX® Experience Tour started with its first projects in autumn 2010 and has set itself an ambitious goal: to bring young outdoor enthusiasts together with experts and top athletes. In addition to this the GORE-TEX® brand has mobilized outdoor specialists from all over Europe to share their experience and passion within the framework of the individual projects.