The North Face have released a Facebook game where the winner will collect gear worth £1000. The game, called Basecamp, essentially is a check in game, the more checkins you gain the higher you climb up a virtual mountain. Whoever is ontop of the mountain on 17 April, 2011 at midnight will win £1,000-worth of North Face gear.
Extra points can be gained by checking into a North Face store around the Uk. So if you fancy getting your hands on some North Face gear then head over to http://www.facebook.com/thenorthface
One of the most popular outdoors brands throughout the world is The North Face. The brand was born in 1996 in San Francisco by Douglas Tompkins and Kenneth “Hap” Klopp. The name came from the fact that the The North Face of mountains in the northern hemisphere are generally harder to climb.
Over the past 40 years the company has grown in size, product ranges and share of the market. It’s sister company JanSport combined with the The North Face cover nearly half the sales of small backpacks sold in the US.
Their range of products is huge from jackets, trousers, t-shirts, hats, walking boots, trail boots, baselayers, back packs, daysacks, tents sleeping bags the lists goes on and on. The North Face also have sponsorship deals with several athletes including Karina Hollekim, Simone Moro, Hervé Barmasse, Eneko & Iker Pou to name a few and sponsor events such a the The North Face Ski Challenge Speaker Series, Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (starts August ther 27th) and Summit Series Road Trip.
So if your looking to buy any outdoors gear in the next few weeks ensure you look out for The North Face, your guaranteed to get a quality product.
The North Face are the latest to release an iPhone app, called the Trailhead the app uses your location to find hikes, bike routs and trails. There’s over 300,000 routes to search for and you can pick by the type of activity, length and location.
Once you start the route the app tracks you, thus gaining information about pace, distance traveled and elevation, all in real time. Once you have finished you then have the ability to send back to your EveryTrail.com account or share on twitter or Facebook.
There’s some branded information in there too, you can read news on the The North Face athlete team and find a local North Face dealer.
There’s plan to expand the app too with weather information, gear list (according to the trail) and challenged to unlock.
So far out of 14 reviews it’s bagged a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. Best of all it’s free to download.