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Win a great bundle of prizes worth over £1,300

  • Win a complete set of trekking kit worth £1,000

  • Over 50 runner-up prizes

  • and of course a pile of Cicerone guidebooks, plus a voucher for every entrant

To enter this competition, simply follow the link at the bottom of this page


First prize

  • A Páramo Alta III waterproof jacket, worth £280

  • A pair of Meindl Meran GTX Comfort Fit ® walking boots

  • A year’s supply of Nikwax

  • A pair of Montane Terra pants

  • A £50 Ellis Brigham voucher

  • A pair of Bridgedale Wool Fusion Trekking socks

  • An Osprey backpack

  • An original Buff

  • A Silva Expedition4 compass

  • A selection of three Cicerone guidebooks of the winner’s choice


Second prize

2 nights accommodation in a YHA hostel for 2 people 

Trek & Mountain subscription for a year 

Osprey backpack 

An Original Buff

Bridgedale socks 

Three Cicerone guidebooks


Third prize

Trek and Mountain subscription for a year

Silva Headtorch

Three Cicerone guidebooks


Ten runner-up prizes of:

Silva drybag

Nikwax Techwash and Techproof kit

Two Cicerone guidebooks


All entrants will receive a Cicerone discount voucher to use for purchases on the Cicerone website.


About the prizes:

Alta lll jacket

RRP £280

The Alta III is ideal for all walking activities to the highest level.

Mountain walking involves exertion while moving, potentially being exposed to severe weather at height. To remain comfortable, you need efficient moisture control to prevent chilling, and ventilation options to reduce clothing changes. Walkers will often be carrying packs and using navigation equipment.

The Alta III Jacket uses tough, directional Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric for excellent protection and moisture management. Good venting options allow temperature control, combined with walker-friendly design features.

The Alta III Jacket has good ventilation options and a well-designed hood

Ventilation options limit the need for adding or shedding layers with easily accessible upper arm vents, two way front zip and sleeves that can be pushed up for cooling

Enhanced weather protection when carrying a rucksack provided by mesh reinforcement in the back panel

Excellent, practical storage for maps, GPS and for handwarming from generous, well-placed pockets.







Meran GTX Comfort Fit walking boots   RRP £179.99


Meindl’s Comfort Fit ® provides more space in the toe area and a snug fitting heel, giving a wider fit and increased comfort.

Wider fit than the standard Meindl fit. Nubuck and velour leather uppers with Memory foam fit to heel area. Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex® lining. Meindl Comfort Hiker sole unit with cork and fleece footbed for added comfort.






Talon 22 and Tempest 20 backpacks   RRP £80 each

When it comes to a perfect all-rounder the Tempest 20 and Talon 22 won’t disappoint, after-all they’re designed to cling to your back like a frightened monkey. The AirScape™ back panel and die-cut foam hipbelt and harness keeps your load under close control but allows ventilation to run free.


Osprey was born in California, 1974, at the seat of a single sewing machine, with a head full of ideas and a desire to design & build innovative backpacks to the highest quality. Today Osprey products continue that pioneering spirit, being used on the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere between.











Terra pants  RRP £80

Terra Pants are lightweight, hard-wearing, weather resistant and highly breathable pants, suitable for a wide range of outdoor sports. The TACTEL® nylon outer provides a cotton-like feel, which doesn't rustle or crackle, but retains the durability and fast drying qualities of nylon. The tight weave of TACTEL® together with a TEFLON® surface finish helps water to bead up and run off the fabric face. The Terra Pants' low weight, small pack size, fast drying properties and extremely durable reinforcements make them the ideal choice for any serious adventure traveller or mountaineer.














L.I.M III Shell Pant  RRP £190

Go trekking on the trails with the L.I.M III Shell Pant! Made from lightweight and durable GORE-TEX® Paclite®, it is wind- and waterproof, with articulated knees and seat for easy, thoughtless motion.

Weight: 225 G (SIZE L)







WoolFusion Trekker socks

Bridgedale’s WoolFusion® technology brings Enduro-Wool together with technical fibres to provide balanced insulation, moisture wicking and durability. WoolFusion® delivers a high performance, comfortable, yet hard wearing sock with excellent thermal and moisture control properties. It is the ideal choice for those enthusiasts who walk, climb and expedition in the high places of this planet.



A year’s supply of Nikwax products, plus other prizes

Nikwax manufactures high quality cleaning and waterproofing products. Nikwax prolongs the life and enhances the performance of clothing, footwear & equipment. There are bottles for many different uses, including baselayer wash, down care, clothing and footwear washing and proofing, and products to proof equipment and tents.




ELLIS BRIGHAM  £50 voucher

The UK's premier retail stores and online shop for ski hardware, mountaineering equipment and outdoor clothing. 26 Stores nationwide.



National Trails guidebooks of your choice

Choose from any of Cicerone's new National Trails guides, many now with an OS 1:25,000 map booklet of the route, included with the guidebook.



2 nights for two people in any YHA hostel

Friendly budget accommodation, suitable for families, backpackers, groups & school trips from London to York, the Lake District & more - book YHA today!

Entries must be received before midnight on 30 June 2016. One entry per person. Employees of Cicerone and YHA (England & Wales) may not enter. The 2-night break must be booked within 30 days of the winner being informed and stay must be within 12 months. The two nights must be taken consecutively at one hostel. Prize is for accommodation only and for two people sharing one room. Prize has no cash alternative and is non-transferrable; the winner must be one of the people staying. Stays are subject to availability – while we will make every effort to accommodate you on your chosen dates, this may not always be possible and suitable alternatives will be suggested. Excludes central London hostels. Prize includes YHA owned hostels only.




Trek and Mountain is the UK's ONLY dedicated trekking and mountaineering magazine available in retailers.

TREK&MOUNTAIN magazine is the essential read about mountain-based activities worldwide, whether it’s trekking, walking, climbing or mountaineering. Each issue is packed full of expert advice on what kit to buy and the vital mountain skills needed for the outdoors, along with destination and activity reports from the best and most challenging outdoors regions of the world.











Two goody bags which will each contain an Original BUFF® & some stickers










Carry Dry cases, OTUS ll Headtorch and Expedition4 compass


Carry your valuable belongings with you on your outdoor activities without risking them being damaged by water, snow, sand or dust. Touch screen compatible.

Headtorch is Waterproof, with a large on/off button, compact design, 3 light modes, up to 100 hours light time, with a Cocoon™ storage system.

Expedition4 compass is recommended by navigation instructor Pete Hawkins, the author of Map and Compass, and Navigation mini-guide. High quality and easy to use.

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