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Everest One and K2 Base Camp
adventure photography competition

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Everest One and K2 Base Camp are inviting all adventurers to submit their favourite photos for a chance to win

Everest One, an Australian owned and operated adventure travel business delivering treks and climbs around the world and K2 Base Camp,  Queensland's premier outdoor and travel gear retailer for more than 30 years, have teamed up to run an adventure photography competition.

A big part of any adventure is not only capturing the moment, but just as importantly what inspired and ultimately led you there.

We want to hear what adventure means to you and are inviting you to enter our photography competition.

Prizes!

  • a $250 gift voucher to spend at K2 Base Camp

  • the winning photograph will appear on both the Everest One and K2 websites

  • a poster size printout of the winning photo, along with the story and bio of the photographer will be displayed at K2 Base Camp store

The following prizes are also on offer:

  • 2nd prize - Everest One t-shirt

  • 3rd prize - Everest One cap

  • 4th to 6th prize - K2 Nalgene water bottles.

All winners' photos will also be displayed on the Everest One and K2 websites.

Conditions of Entry

Subscribe to www.everestone.com.au and www.k2.com.au

How to enter…


- Share a photo from a recent adventure with a caption that describes where the photo was taken, along with a story behind the captured moment and tag both Everest One(@everestoneaus) and K2 (@k2basecamp)

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The Everest One story

Everest One is owned and operated by Allan Cohrs BM, who first discovered a love of the mountains almost 20 years ago, as a participant on an introductory climb in Nepal.

 

Since then, he worked hard on fine-tuning his skills and knowledge, optimising his fitness, and tackling challenging climbs, in the ultimate pursuit to establish himself as an accomplished mountaineer and guide.

In 2011, after dedicating 24 years of his life to law enforcement, often surrounded by confronting, dangerous and tragic situations, Allan finally made the transition from law man to mountain man.

 

"This was the best decision I ever made. I could feel myself falling deeper into a dark hole, a place where my future looked bleak and I needed to find a way out.  The mountains gave me back my life. I love the challenge of spending weeks, sometimes months battling the elements, planning, pushing myself to the extreme, getting outside of my comfort zone and finding out what I am capable of."  

 

"Making it to the summit of any mountain is always a bonus, one which I have been fortunate to have experienced many times, but more importantly, it was what I discovered along the way that taught me valuable lessons in life. We just need to believe in ourselves and tap into that mental strength we all have."

Following his dreams, Allan has never looked back and together with a remarkable team of experienced guides, has led trips to all corners of the globe with many notable high altitude climbs in the Himalayas including Mt Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8200m), Baruntse (7129m) and Ama Dablam (6812m).

Allan also takes great pride in leading trips which give adventurers the opportunity to experience a taste of mountaineering life, guiding climbs on introductory peaks including Mera Peak (6476m), Lobuche East (6119m) and Island Peak (6189m), along with 13 summits of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m), the highest freestanding mountain in the world and a number of successful climbs of Aconcagua (6960m), the highest mountain in South America.

"We also take trekkers on a unique journey into Everest Base Camp (EBC), where we get off the main trail, staying with our Sherpa family hosts in Phortse. We are one of a few providers who actually stay in Base Camp during the Spring climbing season, sleeping on the glacier for two nights in tents, sharing our expedition partner facilities. This is an opportunity very few people experience, and one we are proud to offer.  EBC was the first trip we led in Nepal, and we are known in all the villages we travel through, having used the same tea houses, chosen for their quality, hospitality and hygiene, for more than a decade now."

Everest One also guide on iconic Australian adventures, including the Overland Track and Walls of Jerusalem in Tasmania and the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory, ranked in the Top 10 walks of the world.

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Take a digital detox,
feel refreshed and
reconnect with yourself

There is no denying the last few years have been pretty testing for most of us.  We were locked down, and if we headed outside we needed to social distance.  So what did a lot of us do? We headed into the outdoors, hiking, cycling, trail running or just walking the dog. 

Now that things are slowly returning to some degree of normality, people are more desirous than ever to just get out there, in whatever capacity and smell the fresh air, reconnect with nature and themselves and take some time out to refresh and reboot.

 

We want to hear about your experiences, and there has never been a better time to share them with the adventure community. Hearing your stories not only inspires us, who live and breathe adventure, but also is bound to give some inspiration to those who are ready to step outside of their comfort zone and experience nature at its fullest.

 

We want to know how you ended up where your photo was taken, and the compelling story or degree of difficulty behind the adventure. 

 

We are looking for something unique, that was taken within the last few years and aligns with our theme of reconnection.

The winner will be announced live in April 2022 in store at K2 by professional photographer Suzi Karim (suzikarim.com) and published guidebook photographer Miranda Fittock (@miranda_c_fittock) 

Good luck guys.