Grand Teton Climbing Giveaway

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For the first time ever, Rock/Creek Outfitters, Exum Mountain Guides, and Marmot are teaming up to offer one lucky couple the chance to win an unforgettable trip to the Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Along with airfare for two, a rental car, and $1,000 worth of Marmot gear, the giveaway package consists of a four-day climb (two days at climbing school, two days attempting a summit of Grand Teton) and a six-night stay at the American Alpine Club climber’s Ranch.

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According to Chad Wykle, Rock/Creek’s brand manager for Marmot, this rare giveaway package is the product of much more than a simple business relationship. Yes, these three companies certainly share a long history of enterprise, but their ties run much deeper than that.

Rock/Creek and Marmot have developed something more personal than your typical retailer/vendor association. Not only are many of the employees from both companies on a first name basis, but both companies consistently make conscious efforts to support one another, and they also share the same essential core values.

What are these values? Basically, they believe, like many in the outdoor industry, including this publication, that people are happier and healthier when they're able to get outside. Outdoor adventures, particularly one as awe-inspiring as summiting Grand Teton, provide people with truly unforgettable experiences, and Rock/Creek and Marmot recognize the importance of this and work to make access to recreation more attainable.

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Chad thinks Exum Mountain Guides is the perfect outlet for achieving this goal. "Exum is one of the longest running mountain guide services in the world. They’ve been leading trips since 1926, and many world-class mountaineers have been a part of their ranks over the years."

In more recent years, they’ve also developed close partnerships with Rock/Creek and Marmot. In fact, Exum’s marketing director, Brenton Reagan, once worked with Chad for several years back when Chad was working in Jackson Hole, and together, they summited the Grand. "It was a truly remarkable experience," says Chad.


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“Brenton is the perfect guy for this role! He’s got some of the best interpersonal skills that I’ve ever seen, and he’s undoubtedly one of the best guides in the Tetons. The fact that the winners of this giveaway have this kind of opportunity to go out and spend time with him in this kind of setting is a real gift.”

The experience on offer in this giveaway is something the lucky winners will not soon forget. Applicants simply have to submit a two-minute long video explaining why they should be selected, and they have the chance to win a unique mountain experience, difficult to replicate anywhere else in the world.

Chad says it best: “We know Exum. We know how they relate to climbers and customers, and we just believe in the entire experience they’re offering out there. It goes to the core of all three companies’ values, and it gives two folks the opportunity to have an experience that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”

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For your chance to win, visit the Rock/Creek Giveaway page.

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