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Sierra Designs draws second winner in ‘A Year of Adventure' sweeps

Emily Stimpson wins the trek to Everest Base Camp trip and prize package

BOULDER, COLO. (For Immediate Release) – Sierra Designs and Alaska Mountain Guides have selected the second winner in their ‘A Year of Adventure’ sweepstakes. This time, Emily Stimpson will be flown to Nepal for a three week trek through the Himalayan region with a stop at Everest Base Camp, courtesy of Sierra Designs and Alaska Mountain Guides

The Everest Base Camp trip is the second of three trips to be given away by Sierra Designs and Alaska Mountain Guides in the ‘A Year of Adventure’ sweepstakes. With one more prize package left to give away, there is still time to enter to win the third and final drawing for a heli skiing trip to Alaska.

“Well, I’m officially jealous,” said Sue Timbo, marketing director with Sierra Designs. “Three weeks of trekking in Nepal with an overnight at Everest Base Camp will be an incredible trip and we’re excited to send one of our fans on the adventure of a lifetime. Best of luck to everyone entered to win our third and final trip.”

Launched in April 2011, the ‘A Year of Adventure’ consumer sweepstakes gives contestants an incredible opportunity to learn mountaineering skills in Ecuador, win a trek to Everest Base Camp, or access untracked powder via helicopter in the Alaska backcountry. Premier guide service Alaska Mountain Guides (AMG) will lead the trips and Sierra Designs will supply apparel and equipment.

Emily Stimpson, the winner in our Everest Base Camp sweepstakes, will bring a lucky guest for three weeks trekking through Nepal at the foot of the Himalaya. Incredible scenery, legendary Sherpa hospitality, and a night at Everest Base Camp await. Both Emily Stimpson and guest will be outfitted with an equipment prize pack including an SD Convert 3 tent, Jubilee 50 and Revival 50 packs, Rad jackets, and Fusion Pants.

The third and final prize in the ‘A Year of Adventure’ sweepstakes is a heli ski trip to Alaska. Our winner and a guest will float through untracked powder on seldom-skied peaks in the Alaska backcountry. The Heli Skiing in Alaska sweeps is live now with a winner to be drawn on April 17, 2012. This prize pack will include Ministry 40 packs, Gnar down jackets, Mantra Fusion jackets, and Fusion pants.

The previous prize winner in the Mountaineering in Ecuador sweepstakes is Ryan Schanno who will spend over two weeks learning mountaineering skills and experiencing the diverse culture of Ecuador. Both Ryan and his guest received an equipment prize pack including, Arrow Rock 15 sleeping bags, Revival 65 packs, Mantra Fusion Jackets and an SD Mountain Meteor 3 tent

For more information on the sweepstakes and how to enter to win our third and final prize package, please visit Our final prizewinner will have up to one year to schedule their trip.

About Sierra Designs

Founded in 1965, at the beginning of the golden age of backpacking and climbing, Sierra Designs is one of the original brands for the eco-conscious outdoor enthusiast. We have always had a passion to protect where we play, and our tents, sleeping bags, and apparel have been to every corner of the world, from the highest peaks in Tibet to your local greenway around the corner. We model and design our products for high performance adventurers, but make it attainable for you. Sierra Designs’ gear and apparel fits in with your daily life, no matter where it takes you. Visit us online at or see us on Facebook.

About Alaska Mountain Guides

For 20 years, Alaska Mountain Guides and Climbing School Inc (AMG) has been the premier adventure guide service and climbing school in Alaska. Programs include, exceptional climbing, trekking, skiing, and sea kayaking adventures that visit some of Alaska’s and the Yukon’s most unique and intriguing places. Leading remote wilderness expeditions and treks is our specialty and we employ the best guides and instructors in the business. They are exceptional at helping individuals to learn the best ways to approach a first glacier trek, an initial kayaking trip, or excel on more advanced expeditions. In addition to these programs we also work closely with the International Wilderness Leadership School (IWLS) and Mountain Guides International Inc. (MGI)