The GORE-TEX Experience Tour takes six lucky women to the top of the Pyrenees – with mountaineering guide Edurne Pasaban

The GORE-TEX brand has proudly announced the names of the six GORE-TEX Experience Tour winners who will climb the Aneto with Edurne Pasaban on October 14th – 16th 2011. The winners, who come from Colombia, Spain, France and Italy, are six of the ten most voted applicants on Facebook.

Climb the Spanish Pyrenees, reach the top of the highest mountain and learn from the best: that sounds like the latest GORE-TEX Experience Tour! The amazing event, organized and sponsored by the GORE-TEX brand, was designed exclusively for women to support the intercultural communication among the outdoor community. The finalist with the most votes was the Colombian candidate, with an amazing record number of 725 votes, the others followed closely. As usual, this new GORE-TEX Experience Tour was also a competition on Facebook. The fact that this tour was received with great interest and positive feedback by the large number of participants as well as voters from the GORE-TEX community on Facebook shows the great interest in outdoor sports and the professional athletes. With their applications, the happy winners already had the chance to explain their detailed motivations to participate in this project:

‘My motto is to live life and accept challenges’, said the Colombian participant Diana Carolina about her motivation for participating. ‘That’s why I participated in the GORE-TEX Experience Tour. I try to overcome my fears and limitations by climbing higher following the chosen path, enjoying victory and knowing defeat. I love the mountains, rocks and extreme sports. The mountains teach me the lessons of life. As Chantal Maudit once said: ‘I search happiness and the mountains respond to my search’.’

Laura Yance Romero, 27 from Spain, added: ‘I’m a Physical Education teacher and I love to do sports and teach them. I’m self-confident and demanding at work, but I’m also very patient and persevering. I always try to be positive. I don’t like to give up when faced with a challenge and I always keep on trying. This will be an amazing adventure. I’ll be able to learn from a professional like Edurne and from the rest of the expedition!’

Ana Guerrero, another Spanish winner of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour, claims: ‘Sports have always ruled my life. I graduated in Sport Sciences and, when I realized that our body can suffer due to excessive sport, I decided to study chiropractics. My aim is to develop a high performance sports career in the future. I’m very interested in knowing what Edurne’s attitude is when she faces a challenge and I’m excited about being part of her team. I’m sure I can contribute my enthusiasm and calmness to the team. And the Aneto is the perfect background for that’.

The six lucky winners will be let in on Edurne’s secrets and her vast experience in outdoor sports. Her knowledge and expertise will prepare them for challenging situations ahead and make their outdoor dreams come true. Edurne Pasaban, a woman who climbed all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters, pays tribute to the participants: ‘All candidates showed a highly qualified and professional profile, which is very diverse because they come from different countries. I’m very excited about this project and I’m looking forward to meeting the 6 winners. It’s going to be a unique experience’.

About GORE-TEX Experience Tour
The GORE-TEX Experience Tour is aimed at young people all over Europe who can communicate and share their experience on the GORE-TEX Outdoor Products Facebook Fanpage.
In order to apply, candidates have to state details about their personal motivation for participating. After that, it will be up to other visitors of the page to vote for their favourite candidates, who will then be evaluated by a panel of outdoor experts and the professionals. Those chosen will not only get an amazing experience with top experts in their fields, but also get the chance to blog and report about their experiences online via all possible social media channels.

For further information:
http://www.facebook.com/GORETEX.OutdoorProducts
http://news.gorefabrics.com/en_us/