Chicks With Picks Giveaway: Women's Ice Climbing Course

A new competition from Chicks With Picks Ice Climbing will give one woman the chance to try out ice climbing for free. If chosen, you'll receive free tuition to "The Quickie" clinic in Ouray Ice Park, free meals during the course, a room for two at the Ouray Victorian Inn and $1,000 worth of Eddie Bauer First Ascent gear. The winner will be responsible for her own transportation to and from Colorado, and will need to write up a trip report complete with photos for the Chicks Climbing and Eddie Bauer First Ascent web pages.

To enter, you must be 18 or older, adventurous, in need of the financial scholarship and a first-time Chicks with Picks participant.

Applications will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2012, but you might want to start early. The application requires five essay questions and two letters of recommendation.

The winner will be announced Dec. 15.

If you don't win, you can still take advantage of the two special offers available for new participants or Chicks with Picks alumnae for the organization's 2013 ice climbing clinics. These include an early-bird $75 discount for women signing up solo or a $100 buddy-deal discount for adventurous duos.

To find out more about the contest, contact Kim Reynolds at or call 970-626-4424.

Via Climberism.