First Ascent/Summit on the Summit Jacket Winner Is…

Men%27s+Peak+XV+ +BlackI know you’ve been patiently waiting to hear who won the fancy Peak XV down jacket from First Ascent and Summit on the Summit , so I don’t want to keep you in suspense any longer. The winner is: Katelyn Michaud of Gorham, Maine! Congratulations Katelyn. Coming from Maine, I can imagine that you can put that jacket to good use.

I want to thank the folks at First Ascent for providing the price and the Summit on the Summit team for inviting me to play a role in their amazing efforts to educate us all about the issues with clean water that plaque many parts of the planet. The celebrity climb of Kilimanjaro a few weeks back was just the beginning, and their efforts continue now, more than ever. Tragic events, like those in Haiti, only help to underscore how serious of an issue this really is.

I’d also like to thank everyone who entered the contest. I has several hundred entries, many of whom attached a personal note regarding the SOTS program, First Ascent, or the blog. I can assure you that I read everyone of those messages, and responded in some way to the vast majority of them as well. Sorry I didn’t have a jacket for everyone, but hopefully we’ll have some more great gear to give away in the near future. 🙂

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