MATTERHORN CHALLENGE 2019

This year’s NORQAINER challenge will be taking place from the 11th -16th of August 2019 in Zermatt, Switzerland. Three NORQAINERS from anywhere in the world will have the chance to join us for the experience of a lifetime. Accompanied by Andy Steindl and two professional mountain guides, you will have the opportunity to climb one of the world’s most famous mountains, the Matterhorn. Are you up for the challenge?

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

In order to participate in the NORQAINER Challenge 2019 contest, please follow these steps:

  1. Follow the official NORQAIN Instagram page.
  2. Like our NORQAINER Challenge 2019 post on Instagram and tag a friend you would like to challenge to join the contest directly in the comments of the Instagram post.
  3. NORQAIN is about challenges. Between June 7th – June 24th, post your favorite outdoor adventure picture and tell us why this picture is special to you in the caption.
  4. Make sure to tag @norqain and use the hashtag #norqainerchallenge2019 in the caption so we can find your post.

After the deadline of the contest (sign up ends June 24th) our NORQAIN jury will select three winners from anywhere in the world for the NORQAINER Challenge 2019. The winners will be contacted on Monday, July 1st via DM on Instagram and will be mentioned on our Instagram story.

Please remember: Our main criteria for the winners of the contest will be the perceived uniqueness of the adventure post and its caption.

NORQAIN Jury 2019

Our jury for the NORQAINER Challenge 2019 consists of the following people:

Andy Steindl / Head of Jury
Ben Küffer / CEO & Founder
Mark Streit / Business Development Director and NHL ice hockey legend

PERSONAL TRAINING PLAN

In July the three winners of the NORQAINER Challenge 2019 will receive a personal training plan created by Andy Steindl. This training plan will guide you through your physical preparation, so you feel confident and ready to conquer the Matterhorn on August 14th 2019.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE NORQAINER CHALLENGE PACKAGE 2019?

  1. Your flight to Switzerland (Zurich / Geneva)
  2. Transfer to Zermatt
  3. Accommodation (NORQAIN Base Camp)
  4. Meals and soft drinks
  5. Mountaineering gear (helmets, crampons, climbing harness etc.)
  6. Physical preparation / altitude training
  7. Personal mountain guide
  8. Climbing the Matterhorn with world record holder Andy Steindl
  9. Award Ceremony
  10. Transfer to airport (Zurich / Geneva)
  11. Your flight back home

DETAILED PROGRAM OF TRIP

11.08.2019

Arrival: Arrival at Zurich or Geneva airport. Upon your arrival the NORQAIN team will pick you up and bring you to the world famous Zermatt.

Meet & Greet in Zermatt: Meet & Greet with the two other NORQAINER Challenge winners, the NORQAIN-family and Andy Steindl.

12.08.2019

Physical Preparation: Physical training with Andy Steindl on the Breithorn in Zermatt.

13.08.2019

Altitude Training: Ascent to the Hörnlihütte (Base Camp, Matterhorn) where you will spend the night before the challenge.

Matterhorn Challenge: Preliminary discussion of the Matterhorn Challenge. Theoretical procedure, safety requirements etc.

14.08.2019

Decision: Final decision taken by Andy Steindl if all three participants are physically and mentally ready for the NORQAINER Challenge 2019.

NORQAINER MATTERHORN CHALLENGE 2019

15.08.2019

Event: NORQAINER event with retailer Bucherer, Zermatt.

16.08.2019

Departure: Transfer to the airport and departure.

*The winners will be receiving a detailed agenda of the trip