Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Announcing The Rest of Everest DVD Giveaway!


As promised last week, I'm launching the first contest ever here on The Adventure Blog and it involves my favorite podcast The Rest of Everest. As many of you already know, the Rest of Everest launched as the most in depth look at climbing the tallest mountain on the planet, following every aspect of an expedition that took place back in 2004, starting with the team buying supplies at the local Wal-mart and continuing on to the summit and beyond. The show has since gone on to show us climbs on other Himalayan peaks, as well as taking us back to Everest on both the North and South Sides. For true fans of Everest, it really is the best show around.

What a lot of people don't know is that the Rest of Everest evolved out of a documentary film created by Jon Miller. After Jon went to Tibet and filmed the expedition, he returned home, edited the video, and produced a film called Everest {the other side} which is now available on DVD for the first time. The podcast was spawned by all the extra hours of footage that never made it into that film, and the rest is, as they say, history.

Jon has recently sent me several copies of Everest {the other side} to give away as a promotion, and I thought long and hard on how I could use them, and here is what I've come up with. Starting this week, I'll be asking a trivia question from the latest episode of The Rest of Everest, which is traditionally released on Wednesday. I'll ask everyone to e-mail me the answer to the question, and of all the right answers, I'll pick randomly from a hat to see who gets the DVD. For anyone who is already a fan of the show, this gives you a chance to win a copy of the film that started it all. And for those who aren't watching it yet, shame on you! This will give you an excuse to jump in and not only enjoy a great weekly podcast, but you'll get the same opportunity to win.

Look for the first question to be posted in the next day or two, following the release of this week's episode. I'll keep the contest open for several days, and then draw a winner and ship them a copy of the film. And don't worry, I have several DVD's, so there will be several chances to win in the weeks ahead.

Good luck and have fun! :)