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GET VERTICAL - SALEWA SUMMER BASE CAMP EXPERIENCE IN THE ALPS

 

Urban life is increasingly fast-paced. Everyday we push ourselves that bit faster. Appointments and deadlines define everything we do. Against this backdrop, the mountains, for many of us, have become a place where we can follow our own path, learn more about ourselves and push our boundaries.


Base camp experience winners will be invited, according to ability level and personal preference, to one of four partner locations: Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in Ötztal (Austria), San Martino di Castrozza in Trentino (Italy), Pontresina (Switzerland) and Val d’Isère (France). Depending on the location, SALEWA will accompany the winners to experience alpine climbing or an alpine via ferrata (a climbing route protected by a steel cable), spending the nights in a tent, at altitude, out under the stars.

In addition, to celebrate the partnership between SALEWA and BMW, the two brands have joined forces to offer an extraordinary mountain experience. All entrants will have the chance to win a further prize: a three-day BMW driving experiencein a BMW 2 Series model to the Zillertal Alps (Tyrol, Austria), where they can enjoy the mountains and relax in a four-star hotel.

 

Further prices are: SALEWA  products with Polartec® technology and Manfrotto products. Further details are available at getvertical.salewa.com Here are all the sponsors.

  

ÖTZTAL (OBERGURGL HOCHGURGL) - VIA FERRATA

Tirol's Glacier Village, 1930 meters above sea level, nestles at the rear end of the Ötztal Valley, offering a varied holiday program for summer vacationers. The high Alpine location promises fantastic views of the Dolomites and Ötztal mountains but also a holiday far away from the daily worries. A real source of strength and vitality. Living and Mountain Hiking at the highest Level. The village at the southern end of the Ötztal Valley makes a real paradise for walkers, hikers and alpinists. Two newly installed via ferrata routes – "Zirbenwald" and "Schwärzenkamm" – offer everything a passionate climber's heart could possibly desire.

Ötztal Winners: 17

Countries of origin: Czech Republic, France, Poland, Spain, Germany, Italy, Austria e Swizzera.

The first episode of the SALEWA Get Vertical took place in Ötztal from June 30 to July 03. Overnights in an alpine hut and under the starry sky enabled the winners to enjoy nature and the beautiful surrounding of Ötztal. At the Schwärzenkamm Via Ferrrata the winners demonstrated their agility and fearlessness of height and were rewarded with awesome food at the “Ramol” hut. The next day the winners managed the Zirbenwald Via Ferrata and regained strength at the “Langtaleck” hut. A test drive of the new BMW Active Tourer 225 XE was the perfect closure of the Get Vertical base camp experience.

 


SAN MARTINO DI CASTROZZA - VIA FERRATA

Join us for an alpine climbing experience in the Dolomites Our four days adventure in the mountains will start on Thursday afternoon in San Martino di Castrozza when participants will receive their test gear, have dinner together and spend the first night in a hotel. On Friday and Saturday we will follow local mountain guides to enjoy a via ferrata adventure, depending on weather forecast. On the last day we will return to the valley for individual departures. The plan includes one night in a mountain hut and one night in a base camp, sleeping in tent, and an exclusive BMW test driving experience on the winding mountain roads. For details please refer to the contest's terms and conditions.

San Martino di Castrozza Winners: 20

Countries of origin: Czech Republic, France, Poland, Spain, Germany, Italy, Austria and Swizzera

The 20 winners from all over Europe enjoyed the magnificent scenery of Pale di San Martino from the summit of Rosetta Peak (2743 m). Thereafter, the group reached the hut Pradidali through a secured path. After a funny evening and delicious food, the winners spent the night in the tent. The next morning, the winners managed the Via Ferrata del Porton and its anticline (2460 m). Thereafter, the participants went to the hut Velo della Madonna and went back home after a BMW 2-hybrid test drive.

 

PONTRESINA - ALPINE CLIMBING

580 km of hiking routes, 400 km of biking trails and breathtaking via ferrata on an Alpine stage; sun-kissed and home to the dolce vita. Wildly romantic, sun-soaked and sheltered from the wind at a height of 1,800 m, and surrounded by the impressive Bernina massif, this historic Engadine mountain village charms you as soon as you arrive. As it’s situated high up in the Alps, you can hike, walk and go mountain biking, to your heart’s content like nowhere else. So walk along striking glaciers and massifs, by romantic mountain lakes and over aromatic alpine meadows. Conquer the 4,049-metre-high Piz Bernina’s Biancograt ridge. And that’s just one of the many challenges that make Pontresina a cut above the rest for climbers and mountaineers.

 

Pontresina Winners: 18

Countries of origin: Czech Republic, France, Poland, Spain, Germany, Italy, Austria, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

The third SALEWA Get Vertical adventure took place in Pontresina. After a delicious dinner at the Boval hut, the winners had to get up early due to the bad weather conditions. Nonetheless, the winners successfully managed to reach the peak of the Piz Palü alongside the Pers Glacier. Their courage and endurance has been rewarded with a dinner at the mountain hut Diavolezza where the winners stayed overnight and descended the next day by cable car. After a BMW Test drive to Poschiavo and lunch at the Restaurant Raselli, the winners went home.

 

VAL D'ISÈRE - ALPINE CLIMBING

Spring and summer in Val d’Isère is intense, first and foremost because of the majestic, ever-changing and magical mountains that surround the village. A large part of this consists of the legendary Vanoise National Park. Its mountain ranges, lakes and glaciers rub shoulders with Italy. Each and every one of us can access its pathways and meadows covered in Alpine flowers at our own pace: for pleasure, for the fresh air, for the consistently stunning scenery or for the physical challenge. The mountains offer you waterfalls, flights, climbing for an hour, a day…or longer...

 

Val d'Isere Winners: 18

Countries of origin: Czech Republic, France, Poland, Spain, Germany, Italy, Austria, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

The final Get Vertical Basecamp experience took place in Val D’Isere. After an overnight stay at the “Altitude” hotel, the participants did some rock climbing sessions at the “Les Cros” and hiked afterwards to the “Ruitor” hut where they spent the night. The next day, the winners hiked to the beautiful “Lac du Petit” and enjoyed a 5c multi-pitch route to the “Les Oeillasses” peak. After hiking back to the hut and a BMW test drive, the last Get Vertical Basecamp for the summer season ended.