A shared adventure is twice the adventure – attend IMS 2013 with the GORE-TEX Experience Tour

Mountain freaks take note: the latest project from the GORE-TEX Experience Tour gives one lucky winner the chance to share his or her adventures, stories and memories at this year’s Kiku. International Mountain Summit, taking place from 17 to 22 October 2013 in Brixen / South Tyrol.

No two mountains are alike, no two ascents are the same, and every experience is unique. Days, even months, before the start of a tour elaborate plans are made and suitable routes are chosen to make sure that everything works out well. The GORE-TEX Experience Tour’s latest project offers one outdoor enthusiast the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present his or her own personal alpine project at IMS 2013 and to share his or her singular adventure with like-minded people.

United by their passion for mountain environments, outdoor fans, mountain freaks and professional alpinists meet at Europe’s leading mountain sports event. In 2012 IMS attracted more than 7,000 participants from nine different countries. IMS is more than just a platform for the mountain sports sector. It presents the perfect opportunity to broaden your horizons and share in the fascinating adventures of like-minded people. Alpine enthusiasts can go hiking in the mountains with the professionals, listen to top athletes talking about their experiences, or join in discussion sessions.

The route to the top

The winner of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour will be given the opportunity to present his or her own alpine project to an IMS audience on 18 October 2013. He or she will also win 2 nights for 2 people in Brixen and free entry to IMS.

Anyone interested in taking part in the competition can apply between 13 May and 28 July 2013 via the Web site of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour: www.experience-tour.com. The winner will be chosen from all applications submitted within this time period. Applicants will be asked to make a written statement explaining why they are so keen to present their project at IMS.

To qualify to take part in the competition participants must:
– live in Europe
– be at least 18 years oldspeak good English, German or Italian (these are the only languages for which translation services are provided)be available to attend IMS on 18 and 19 October 2013
– be in a position to give a 15 to 20 minute presentation of his or her project (this can include showing a video of a maximum length of 15 minutes) at IMS

About the 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 fan page.
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.

About IMS:

The Kiku. International Mountain Summit – IMS brings together mountain lovers from all over the world. In Brixen, the entrance door to the South Tyrolean Dolomites a network of generations is building up. Passion and enthusiasm for mountains connect the host, the visitors and the participants.

In congresses and round tables controversial topics regarding the world of mountains are discussed and analyzed. Internationally renowned personalities, top mountaineers, decision makers in alpinism and inspiring minds exchange their ideas and opinions. Talks and films on mountains take the visitor on a breathtaking trip between rock towers and slopes.

Hikers and climbers have the possibility to participate in a walking tour or to climb walls together with experts. After climbing we come together and we laugh, celebrate and discuss together and talk about the future of mountains and alpinism. A festival to live and surprise you!