Calling all adventurers

Free kit available in return for an online diary

Sports kit outlet are on the hunt for an adventurer who can test their products.

The online retailer, who sell all kinds of outdoor clothes and gear, are promising to kit out someone who is undertaking an extreme outdoor challenge.

In return they just want regular emails or calls reporting back on the challenge and the kit being used.

Managing director of Edward Giles said: “Two reasons: we really want to see how the equipment we supply stands
up to the rigours of what a real off-the-radar adventurer can inflict upon it, but we also want to create an online log or diary of his or her adventure.

“It has to be a three-month or more expedition, and it has to be a first or a have an offbeat or unusual theme, twist, direction or destination.

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“We’ll want regular updates by phone or email, and pictures as well, and while we won’t necessarily restrict candidates to solo efforts, we can support only one person in the case of a multi-person team.

“Once we’ve selected the person we plan to support, then we’ll meet with them to fully understand the sort of expedition he or she is planning, offer advice – and kit them out with appropriate clothing and equipment.

“Ideally, we want to hear from people who are attacking a challenge to prove something to themselves, and were maybe not necessarily seeking to highlight or publicise their trip.”

The value of the support will depend upon the nature of the proposed trip, and will be in equipment only – there is no financial support available.

For the first stage, applicants must send a 100 word email to describing their plans, and at what stage of preparation they are.

From the initial list of applicants, a shortlist will be assessed before the individual is selected and equipped by


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