Archive for January, 2014

January 27th 2014 - Written by: Kelsy

#OspreyAt40: Enter the Osprey Packs 40th Anniversary Photo Contest & Celebrate 40 Years of Epic Adventures

 40th Anniversary LogoThis year Osprey Packs is turning 40. That’s 40 amazing years of innovative gear carrying equipment, epic adventures and life-changing journeys.

To celebrate #OspreyAt40, we’re giving away 40 Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Transporter 40 packs to 40 fans who share photos of their favorite adventures with an Osprey Pack.


Transporter 40Y

Enter to win by uploading a photo of your favorite memory with Osprey Packs – we want to see your sunset hikes on local trails, summers backpacking through Europe, rides on your favorite singletrack and trips around the world!


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Show us the Osprey Packs that have been part of your journeys and enter to win a Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Transporter 40 to take on your next adventure.

Here’s how to enter #OspreyAt40:

1. Choose a photo that shows you on your favorite Osprey Packs adventure: this can be a day hike, backpacking on the Inca Trail, biking through town, at the beaches in Phi Phi, finishing a great day at Smith Rock, skiing the backcountry – whatever “adventure” means to you.

2. “Like” Osprey Packs on Facebook

3. Upload your photo directly to the Osprey Packs Facebook contest page OR upload to Instagram/Twitter and tag your Instagram/Twitter photo #OspreyAt40 and @OspreyPacks (Instagram/Twitter account must be public and tags must be in the photo caption/comments). You must enter your photo between January 27th – March 7th, 2014.

4. Beginning on January 27th, vote for your favorite photos on the Facebook contest page. During each 10 day period, the first 5 photos to get 40 votes will automatically win a limited edition pack, the remaining 5 winners in each 10 day period will be selected by a panel of judges. We’ll be announcing 10 winners on Day 10, Day 20, Day 30 and Day 40 of the photo contest, for a total of 40 winning photo submissions.

5. Make sure to “like” Osprey Packs on Facebook and/or tag #OspreyAt40 on your Instagram/Twitter photo submission (and follow us on Instagram/Twitter while you’re at it!) for your entry to be valid. These photos should be your own, one entry per person. We’re looking forward to seeing all of your submissions of #OspreyAt40!








Official rules & regulations: http://tinyurl.com/OPA40rules

January 24th 2014 - Written by: Kelsy

Long Start to the Journey: Help Osprey Ambassador Chris Gallaway share his Appalachian Trail story

Chris Gallaway- before and after shots.

Chris Gallaway- Before the AT and after the AT.


Osprey Ambassador Chris Gallaway is seeking support through Kickstarter to make his a film, “The Long Start to the Journey” a reality. January 31st is the campaign deadline to support this compelling documentary about the Appalachian Trail and if the campaign does not meet its goal no funding will be collected and given to the movie.

In support of Chris’s Kickstarter campaign, we’re giving away an Exos 48 Superlight Backpack to the next donor to pledge $220. The Exos 48, our newest ultra-light technical backpack, is a masterful combination of ounce-shaving, durable materials and a feather-weight internal frame to keep you fast and comfortable on your next journey. Your pack will have a “The Long Start to the Journey” patch sewn on to commemorate your part in making this film possible. Note: We’ll need to get your unique sizing before fulfilling this reward and you must be a resident of the US to be eligible.

To support The Long Start to the Journey and learn more about the campaign, visit www.maketheATmovie.com.

To follow Chris’s journey on the trail last year, visit www.theATmovie.com.


Long Start To The Journey


A question I have often heard since completing my 7-month thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail is how the experience changed me. That’s a difficult one for me to answer, and it’s probably better addressed by people who know me well and have observed me from the outside. The images above were taken at the beginning and end of my hike (the third, cold morning in February on Blood Mountain Georgia and the last day in September as I walked down from Katahdin). While I know that these two self-portraits encompass a host of experiences and some of the most significant changes of my life, it’s difficult for me to articulate what’s different between them. (more…)

January 22nd 2014 - Written by: Kelsy

#TakeMeYonder Rules

  1. CONTEST DESCRIPTION AND PERIOD: #TakeMeYonder Photo Contest (the “Promotion”) starts on Oct. 23, 2015 at 10:15 am Pacific Time (“PST”) and ends November 15, 2015 at 10:15 am Pacific Time (the “Promotion Period”).During the 23 Day Contest, participants are asked to submit a photo of their adventure with Osprey Packs (each, a “Submission”).

    Entry in the Promotion does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes.

    2. SPONSOR:

    Osprey Packs, Inc
    115 Progress Circle
    Cortez, CO  81321
    tel: (1) 866-284-7830 (“Sponsor”).


New Belgium Brewing



Big Agnes



Scarpa Footwear



Boulder Theater



Yonder Mountain String Band



Voormi Apparel


Zeal Optic



Yonder app



Any inquiries regarding the Promotion should be directed to kelsy@ospreypacks.com and the subject line should read, “#TakeMeYonder Promotion”.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

STATES. AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. Officers, directors and employees of Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, sales representatives, advertising, promotional and judging agencies, persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this promotion (collectively, the “Promotion Parties”) and the immediate family members (i.e., parent, child, sibling, and spouse) of each and/or persons living in the same household of such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate. This Promotion is void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions, and where otherwise prohibited by law.


    During the Contest Period, you can enter the Promotion in four different ways.
    Via Facebook:
    1. Access the “Contest” app on the Osprey Packs Brand Page on Facebook located at http://www.facebook.com/OspreyPacks (the “Contest Site”) and follow the instructions to complete the entry form and upload your Submission to the Contest Site. Your Submission should include an Osprey Pack and an explanation of where the photo was taken (but it is not required) in addition to completing the entry form.
    2. You must complete and submit the entry form as instructed to be eligible.
    3. Once you complete the entry form and upload your Submission, you will be entered into the applicable #TakeMeYonder

    Via Twitter:
    1. Tweet your Submission via your Twitter account using the hashtag #TakeMeYonder (the “Twitter Hashtag”).You must also be following Sponsor’s Twitter feed, @OspreyPacks, to enter via Twitter.
    2. Any photo on Twitter tagged with the Twitter Hashtag may be eligible for this Promotion.
    3. Use of the Twitter Hashtag constitutes your unconditional acceptance to these Official Rules. Once you tweet your Submission to the Twitter Hashtag, you will be entered into the applicable 23 Day Contest.
    4. It is encouraged, but not required, that you submit an explanation of where the photo was taken with the submission.

  2. By using the Twitter Hashtag in connection with your Twitter post, you are acknowledging and agreeing that Sponsor has the right to stream your post through the Twitter API or otherwise use your post as set forth in its online Terms and Conditions http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/web/terms_and_conditions.Via Instagram:
    1. Post your Submission on Instagram through your Instagram account using the hashtag #TakeMeYonder (the “Instagram Hashtag”).
    2. Any photo tagged with the Instagram Hashtag on Instagram may be eligible for the Promotion.
    3. Once you upload your Submission to Instagram using the Instagram Hashtag, you will be entered into the applicable 23 Day Contest. Your Submission must include the Instagram Hashtag in order to be eligible.
    4. It is are encouraged, but not required, that you submit an explanation of where the photo was taken with the submission.
    5. It is are encouraged, but not required, that you upload a new post to Instagram, rather than adding the hashtag to existing photos in your Instagram feed
  3. By using the Instagram Hashtag in connection with your Instagram post, you are acknowledging and agreeing that Sponsor has the right to stream your post through the Instagram API or otherwise use your post as set forth in its online Terms and Conditions http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/web/terms_and_conditions.
    Via Email:
    1. In the event that a contestant is unable to submit a photo via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you may email your Submission to kelsy@ospreypacks.com
  4. Sponsor will manually upload photo via contest website
    3. Submitting a photo via email constitutes your unconditional acceptance to these Official Rules.
    4. It is encouraged, but not required, that you submit an explanation of where the photo was taken with the submission.

Regardless of the method of entry, each Submission must meet the following “Submission Requirements”: (i) the Submission must be the submitting entrant’s original, previously unpublished work and not include any material owned or controlled by third parties (including without limitation, third party copyrighted material) and may not have been entered in any other contest or considered for any award; (ii) the Submission may not contain any brands, logos or trademarks not permitted to be featured in Osprey Packs promotions and advertising; (iii) the entrant must provide upon request all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for the Submission (in the event an entrant cannot provide all required releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable Submission, or seek to secure the releases and clearances for Sponsor’s benefit, or allow the applicable Submission to remain in the Promotion); and (iv) the Submission must not include any content that is obscene, pornographic, libelous or otherwise objectionable. Any Submission that, in Sponsor’s good faith judgment, violates the Submission Requirements may be disqualified. Submissions must be received by the end of the applicable 23 Day Contest Entry Period to be eligible to win one of the prizes.


As part of the Promotion entry process, entrants must indicate that they have read, accepted, and agreed to be bound by these official
rules (the “Official Rules”).

The Contest Site, Twitter, and Instagram, as applicable, are the official timekeeper for the Promotion. All entry information becomes the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Except as otherwise disclosed in these Official Rules, and to the extent entrants may otherwise elect at the time of entry, any information collected through the Promotion shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by the entrants at the time of entry, with these Official Rules, and with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at

Any communication or information transmitted to Sponsor by electronic mail or otherwise is and will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary.

At the time of entry via the Contest Site, entrants will have the opportunity to opt-in to receive further communications from the Sponsor. Entrants are not required to opt-in and opting-in will not increase your chances of winning. If an entrant chooses to opt-in, the entrant thereby grants the Sponsor permission to send him/her future communications regarding services, incentives, offers, promotions, or other messaging related to the Sponsor’s services.

Entrants are providing their information to Sponsor and not to Facebook.
The Sponsor, and/or its designated representatives, will review all Submissions received and will post all eligible entries to the Contest Site that conform to these Official Rules, including, but not limited to, the Submission Requirements, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion (“Eligible Submissions”). Eligible Submissions will be available on the Contest Site for viewing by the general public and any such posting will be deemed made at the direction of the entrant within the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act.

Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Promotion and may not appear on the Contest Site. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding.

NOTE: By entering, all entrants understand and agree that all Eligible
Submissions will be posted on the internet (and other media as designated by the Sponsor in its sole discretion) for public view on the Contest Site and any such posting will be deemed made at the direction of the entrant within the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act. Further, by entering, all entrants agree to give Sponsor permission to use his/her name and likeness in accordance with Section 11 below.
Any entrant who incorporates any intellectual property owned by a third party into his or her Submission does so at his or her own risk. Without in any way limiting, expanding or amending the Terms of Use policy residing on Sponsor’s website, http://www.ospreypacks.com, (the “Website”) which Terms of Use policy shall remain in full force and effect, if Sponsor is duly notified that any element of an entrant’s Submission infringes upon the rights of another person and/or receives a legally valid request to remove the affected Submission from the Contest Site because of such infringement, such Submission may be disqualified from the Promotion, as Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion. Further, no entrant will be eligible to receive a prize unless Sponsor determines, in its sole and absolute discretion that such entrant’s Submission has been or can be sufficiently cleared for legal purposes.
Unlimited entries per person per 23 Day Contest.  Any additional entries will not increase your chances of winning – each Submission will be judged by quality of each individual Submission photo. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entry will be declared made by the authorized holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry, and the entrant may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such email address. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the entrant changes his/her email or postal address during the Contest Period. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of delivery or entry. Each entry submission must be manually key stroked and manually entered by the individual entrant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including but not limited to entries made using any script, macro, bot, or contest service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these or related email or IP addresses may be blocked.
Sponsor shall have no liability for any Submission that is lost, intercepted or not received by Sponsor. The Promotion Parties shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet or other network users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of the entries in the Promotion. The Promotion Parties assume no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.

Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this

This Promotion does not include public Voting and the Sponsor retains the final decision for winning Submissions. The Sponsor retains the right to allow voting during the 23 Day Contest and is not responsible for announcing the exact dates of the Voting Period. In the case that the Sponsor decides to open the contest to public voting, the following rules apply to the Voting:
Voting on the Submissions in the 23 Day Contest will take place on the Contest Site during a specified Day Voting Period that the Sponsors will announce to the general public on their platforms in through the Contest Site. Voters must visit the Contest Site and select which of the posted Submissions they believe have best represent an outdoor adventure with Osprey Packs. Voters may vote on the Contest Site (limit one (1) vote per person on the Contest Site  throughout the Voting Period

Any entrant offering or using, or attempting to use a “cheat,” payment, or other incentive, or any other means to obtain votes will be disqualified and any votes earned by those means will be void in Sponsor’s sole discretion. If attempts are made to vote in excess of the stated limits or obtain votes by means other than as specifically set forth in these Official Rules, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, disqualify any related entrant or votes. Any rankings or vote counts posted on the Contest Site are unofficial and should not be relied upon for any purpose. Use of any automated, script, software, macro or robotic program or any other automated or improper means to submit or gain votes may result in the disqualification, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, of the entrant to which such votes relate, of the votes themselves, or both.

Votes for during the Voting Period will be tallied by Sponsor and/or Sponsor’s designated representative.

The Judging Criteria are to be applied in the sole discretion of Sponsor; each entrant agrees to be bound by and not challenge the final decisions of Sponsor.
All results of the selections are final and binding, subject to these Official Rules. In the event a winning entry is discovered to be invalid for any reason whatsoever or the person who submitted the winning entry fails to comply with these Official Rules prior to delivery of the prize, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

6. POTENTIAL WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential Prize Winners will be notified by Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Promotion.
Sponsor will notify 23 Day Contest Winners within 24 hours after the Sponsor has selected the 23 Day Contest Winners.

Sponsor will attempt to notify each potential Prize Winner using the email address provided at time of entry if entry was submitted on the Contest Site. If entry was submitted via Twitter, attempts to notify potential winners will be made by Sponsor sending a direct communication to the potential winner on Twitter including Sponsor’s contact information. The potential winner must then contact Sponsor using that contact information within two (2) days of notification.
If entry was submitted via Instagram, attempts to notify potential winners will be made by Sponsor posting a comment on the potential winner’s Submission including Sponsor’s contact information. The potential winner must then contact Sponsor using that contact information within two (2) days of notification. Potential Prize Winners are subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules. Each potential Prize Winner may be required to execute a further Submission license or assignment, Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”) within seven (7) days of notification in order to receive prize delivery. If any required information is not returned within the number of days specified in the notification correspondence, or if any notification is returned as undeliverable, then the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Prize Winner will be selected at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Designation as a Prize Winner is subject to entrant’s proof of compliance with these Official Rules, maintaining compliance with these Official Rules, and approval by Sponsor. Each entrant acknowledges that other entrants may have created ideas and concepts contained in his/her entry that may have familiarities or similarities to his/her entry, and that he/she will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with the Promotion Parties because of these familiarities or similarities. The decisions of the Promotion Parties are final and binding in all matters relating to this Promotion, including interpretation and application of these Official Rules.

Two tickets to one of the four nights Yonder Mountain String Band is playing the Boulder Theater, December 30th, 2015 – January 2nd, 2016 plus an exclusive “Meet & Greet” barbeque with the band prior to the show. (value $84)

(2) Osprey Packs Volt / Viva (65/60L) backpack (value $360)

(1) pair of Scarpa Crux Shoes (value $115)

(1) pair of Zeal Optics Essentials Sunglasses (value $99)

(1) New Belgium Growler (value $52)

(1) Voormi Drift Base Layer (value $249)

(1) Big Agnes Tumble Mountain Glo 2 person tent + (4) MtnGLO Tent Light Accessories (value $410)

Total 1st Place prize value: $1,369

2nd Place: 

Two tickets to one of the four nights Yonder Mountain String Band is playing the Boulder Theater, December 30th, 2015 – January 2nd, 2016 plus an exclusive “Meet & Greet” barbeque with the band prior to the show. (value $84)

(1) Osprey Packs New Volt / Viva (65/60L) backpack (value $180)

(1) pair of Scarpa Crux Shoes (value $115)

(1) pair of Zeal Optics Essentials Sunglasses (value $99)

(1) Voormi Drift Base Layer (value $249)

(1) New Belgium Growler (value $52)

(2) Big Agnes Hats (value $30)

(2) Yonder App T-shirts (value $40)

Total Value: $849

3rd place:

Two tickets to one of the four nights Yonder Mountain String Band is playing the Boulder Theater, December 30th, 2015 – January 2nd, 2016 plus an exclusive “Meet & Greet” barbeque with the band prior to the show. (value $84)

(2) Big Agnes Hats (value $30)

(2) Osprey Packs sweatshirts (value $70)

(2) Yonder App T-shirts (value $40)

(1) Signed CDs from Yonder Mountain String Band (value $25)

Total Value: $249



Prizes are non-transferable. No cash alternative or prize substitutions allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize becomes unavailable. Prizes may not be sold, bartered, or exchanged by winners.
All details of any prize not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. By accepting a prize, the winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules.
Limit of one prize per person/household. No more than the listed number of prizes will be awarded. All other expenses relating to acceptance of a prize, including but not limited to taxes and any other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Prize conditions may be added or modified by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

    By entering into this Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. These Official Rules are accessible
    from http://www.facebook.com/OspreyPacks throughout the Contest Period. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification.
    This Promotion is subject to the laws of the United States. The Promotion is the subject to the laws of Canada and the participating EU Countries.
    Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual suspected of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.9. ENTRANT’S GRANT OF RIGHTS:
    By participating in the Promotion, each entrant irrevocably grants Sponsor and its agents and successors and assigns a non-exclusive, unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, royalty free, transferable license and right (but not the obligation) to reproduce, publicly perform, distribute, exploit, publicly display, and otherwise use the Submission in any way, for any reason, and in any and all media (including but not limited to the Contest Site), without limitation, and without further notice, consent or consideration to the entrant.

    Without in any way limiting the foregoing, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to modify and make derivative works of the Submission for any purpose which Sponsor deems necessary or desirable, and each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein. Sponsor shall have the right to freely sublicense its rights hereunder, in whole or in part, to any person or entity. Sponsor shall retain the rights granted in each Submission even if the Submission is disqualified or fails to meet the Submission Requirements.

    Each person who enters this Promotion represents and warrants as follows: (i) the Submission is the entrant’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) the Submission does not contain any computer virus (as applicable), is otherwise uncorrupted, is wholly original with entrant, and as of the date of submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iii) the Submission does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party; and (iv) the Submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory or libelous. By entering, each entrant agrees to hereby indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Parties from any and all third party claims, actions, proceedings or damages of any kind (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from, or relating to, the breach or alleged breach of the representations, warranties or agreements herein, your entry, or your conduct in creating your entry or otherwise in connection with this Promotion.

    By participating in the Promotion, in addition to any other grants which
    may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any entrant in the Promotion, each entrant irrevocably grants the
    Promotion Parties and their respective successors, assigns, and licensees, the right to use such entrant’s name, likeness, image, and biographical information in any and all
    media for any purpose, including, without limitation, advertising and publicity purposes, as well as in connection with the Promotion and hereby releases the Promotion Parties from any liability with respect thereto.

    ENTRANTS:Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved
    herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Promotion. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the

    Each entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the entrant and the Promotion Parties is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the entrant’s decision to provide the entrant’s Submission to Sponsor for purposes of the Promotion does not place the Promotion Parties in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the entrant’s Submission. Each entrant understands and acknowledges that the Promotion Parties have wide access to ideas, stories, photographs, designs, and other literary materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees. Each entrant also acknowledges that many ideas or photographs may be competitive with, similar or identical to the Submission and/or each other in theme, idea, format or other respects. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that such entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Promotion Party’s use of any such similar or identical material. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Promotion Parties do not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the Submission.

    Sponsor shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any
    Submission or any materials or content created by the entrant (the “Materials”), or to otherwise exploit any Submission or Materials or, if commenced, to continue the distribution or exploitation thereof, and Sponsor may at any time abandon the use of the Submission or Materials for any reason, with or without legal justification or excuse, and entrants shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason thereof.
    The Promotion Parties assume no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Promotion or for miscommunications or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of
    cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or any combination thereof; or (e) any injury or damage to the entrant’s or to any other person’s computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Promotion
    or access or download any materials from the Contest Site.
    Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due prize notifications.

No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Promotion
if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Promotion is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures, or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Promotion
as contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of eligible Submissions are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Promotion as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend, or terminate the Promotion. If the Promotion is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the winner(s) from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.

All entrants, as a condition of entry into the Promotion, agree that the Promotion Parties, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Promotion or any Promotion-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. Unless otherwise stated in these Official Rules, the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. Unless otherwise stated in these Official Rules, in the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

To request any legally required winner’s list, send an email with subject line: “Osprey Packs
#TakeMeYonder” to kelsy@ospreypacks.com.
Names of winners are available after the official announcements by the Sponsors on all Social Platforms.


January 21st 2014 - Written by: Kelsy

It’s Worth it to Wake Up Early

Ben White grew up in Massachusetts and spent his free time adventuring in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where he fell in love with backcountry skiing and mountain biking. After moving to Salt Lake City, he has taken up both rock and ice climbing in addition to attending the University of Utah to study geology.

The weather looked good, the avalanche conditions looked good, the snow looked good — all in all it was a recipe for a good day in the mountains, so we decided that skiing Superior was going to be a great call. There were a few sets of tracks down Mt. Superior from the previous days, which was inspiring because we hadn’t been sure if there was enough snow to cover up all the rocks. The turns made in the days prior to our trip looked fluid enough to suggest that there was plenty of the white stuff.



January 19th 2014 - Written by: Kelsy

New Year, New ACL, New (old) Problems and New Snow!


Its a new season at Valhalla Mountain Touring — with a new ACL, a new snowpack and problems that are new to me. (more…)

January 9th 2014 - Written by: Kelsy

Get your Axe into Gear, the Ouray Ice Festival is Here!


What better way to kick off 2014 than with a few jitters, chattering teeth, and a full serving of adrenaline as you carefully choose where to swing your axe next??

That’s what will be happening in the little town of Ouray, Colorado, as people from all over the country travel to Ouray to participate in one of the largest ice festivals in the nation. This will be our 10th year attending and there are MANY reasons we keep coming back!

It will all kick off on Thursday night, January 9th, with presentations and delicious beers brewed in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. (more…)

January 7th 2014 - Written by: alison

Resolve to Shred: Register for Alison Gannett’s Rippin Chix Camp & Enter to Win an Osprey Kode 32

Here’s a resolution worth keeping in 2014: learn how to float effortlessly through powder, catch air off rocks, and shred trees and steeps. Did we mention you can win an Osprey Kode 32 pack as well? This week, World Champion Freeskier and Osprey Ambassador Alison Gannett will be giving away an Osprey Snowsports Pack to one of the lucky skiers that register for her KEEN Rippin Chix Steeps and Powder Camp. Our Kode 32 is a dedicated, technical backcountry snowplay pack that was designed specifically for the backcountry and after testing it out for their Gear Guide, Backpacker Magazine said the Kode 32 is “perfect” for both backcountry skiing or snowboarding.





Whether your pack was purchased in 1974 or yesterday, Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge.