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What's In It For You

To thank our hikers for raising valuable funds for the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, we give away thousands of dollars worth of incredible prizes, giveaways, and fundraising incentives. Check out what you can get!

RAISE
$200
GET
t-shirt
A limited-edition Seek the Peak
EMS Teckwick tee
pack
AND
A limited-edition Seek the Peak
EMS Erratic Pack
loaded with freebies!*
AND BE ENTERED TO WIN

Hundreds of prizes
worth thousands of dollars
including great outdoor gear
and equipment like:

  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Hydration systems
  • Backpacking food
  • Guide books
  • Hut stays
  • Camp chairs

...and so much more, from brands that include:

Achiva Native Energy
Adventure Medical Kits/Tender Corp
AMC
American Hiking Society
Best Read Guide
Buff
Cabot Creamery Co-op
Coca-Cola
ENO Hammock
Grandy Oats
K2 Sports - Atlas Snow-Shoe Co.
MountainSmith

RAISE
$300
GET
everything above, plus:
bandana
STP Bandana
AND BE ENTERED TO WIN
boot
Vasque Breeze 2.0 Hiking Boots
RAISE
$500
GET
everything above, plus:
hat
STP Corp Hat
AND BE ENTERED TO WIN
Snowcat
A Mount Washington Observatory
Winter DayTrip for two up Mt. Washington1
RAISE
$750
GET
everything above, plus:
hammock
Light Weight Travel Hammock
AND BE ENTERED TO WIN
Snowcat
An Overnight Trip for Two to the Mount Washington Observatory Summit Weather Station2
RAISE
$1,000
GET
everything above, plus:
vest
STP Ultra Lighweight
Thermal Fill Vest
AND BE ENTERED TO WIN
Outback
A one-year lease on a
2015 Subaru
(donated by Subaru)
AND
Your name on the front page of SeekthePeak.org!3
RAISE
$2,500
GET
everything above, plus:
inReach
Delorme inReach SE Unit
RAISE
$5,000
GET
everything above, plus:
1 Night AMC Hut Stay
AND
Two front-row parking spots at the Seek the Peak after party, Reserved seating at the Seek the Peak after party and early access to the all-you-can-eat feast
RAISE
$10,000
GET
everything above, plus:
Your photo published in
Windswept magazine4
 
RAISE
$20,000
GET
everything above, plus:
Mount Washington Observatory
lifetime membership5
 
RAISE
THE
MOST
MONEY
GET
everything above, plus:
Keys to the Castle:
The Ultimate Mt. Washington
Adventure for Six

Round-trip transportation in our
deluxe, heated snowcat +
All meals +
Overnight lodging in our
mountaintop station +
All the famous weather and
alpine vistas you can handle!
AND
Your name on the
Seek the Peak plaque
summit
EACH PERSON ON
THE TEAM THAT RAISES
THE MOST MONEY
GETS
whatever they qualified for
as an individual, plus:
A $100
EMS gift card!
EMS gift card
EACH PERSON ON
THE TEAM THAT RAISES
THE SECOND MOST
AMOUNT OF MONEY
GETS
whatever they qualified for
as an individual, plus:
A $50
EMS gift card!
EMS gift card

* Limited-edition Seek the Peak EMS Erratic Pack "goodie bags" will be awarded to the first 500 registrants who meet the $200 fundraising minimum.

1 Winner and a guest will receive an exclusive, day trip to Mount Washington Observatory's famous mountaintop weather station, complete with round-trip transportation from the base, lunch and all the extreme weather they can handle! Eligible September 1 - November 30, 2014 and April 1 - May 31, 2015, subject to availability. All standard summit visitor health and safety requirements apply.

2 Winner and a guest will receive an exclusive, overnight trip to Mount Washington Observatory's famous mountaintop weather station, complete with round-trip transportation from the base, all meals, bunkroom accommodations inside the station and all the extreme weather they can handle! Eligible September 1 - November 30, 2014 and April 1 - May 31, 2015, subject to availability. All standard summit visitor health and safety requirements apply.

3 Winner's name, and recognition as a top fundraiser, will be prominently displayed on the SeekthePeak.org home page! Posting will be live from approximately July 22 through November 30, 2014.

4 Winner's photo will be published in the fall 2014 issue of Windswept magazine, the quarterly bulletin of Mount Washington Observatory, in a special section about Seek the Peak 14.

5 Winner will receive a complimentary family membership, complete with the full suite of member benefits, automatically renewed each year.


Official Rules for Seek the Peak Prize Drawings

The deadline for fundraising that counts towards your prize eligibility is midnight on Friday, July 18, 2014. So, if you collect offline donations (cash or checks), and cannot attend the Friday night registration to turn them in, you must mail them in advance to ensure that they arrive at our offices by Friday, July 18, 2014. We cannot alter fundraising totals once the event is underway.

You will receive one entry into each prize drawing that you qualify for, except for the $1,000 prize drawing, for which you will receive one entry per $1,000 raised as specified in the "Subaru Lease Giveaway Rules," below. So, for example, if you raise $8,000 you will receive one entry each in the $200, $300, $500, and $750 prize drawings, and eight entries in the $1,000 drawing.

Prize drawings will take place from approximately 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Seek the Peak After Party, held at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road on NH Route 16 near Gorham, NH. You must be present to win.

Mount Washington Observatory employees and trustees are eligible to receive applicable fundraising incentives, but are not eligible to receive prizes in the drawings.

Prizes are not transferable, redeemable for cash or substitutable. Mount Washington Observatory reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion, at any time. Acceptance of each prize constitutes the participant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Official Rules.

1Offical Rules for Subaru Lease Giveaway

Subaru Lease Giveaway Description
The 2014 Seek the Peak $1,000 level prize is a one-year lease on a 2015 Subaru. All prize details not specified herein are at the sole discretion of Subaru of America (SOA). Winner must meet lease eligibility requirements as determined by SOA, in their sole discretion. Lease is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by SOA, including without limitation, returning vehicle in "good" condition (as determined by SOA) and with no more than 15,000 miles. Winner must be 18 years of age or older and must present a valid U.S. driver's license and proof of insurance to take delivery. Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes, insurance, licensing, registration, title fees, acquisition fees, destination charges and freight delivery, if applicable, and any options not included as specified herein. Prize is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, express or implied, other than warranties that may be provided by manufacturer or dealer at their sole discretion. Prize is not transferable, redeemable for cash or substitutable. SOA reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value, at their sole discretion. The prize winner has the right to decline the acceptance of the prize. Acceptance of the prize constitutes the entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Official Rules.

Subaru Lease Giveaway Eligibility
The Subaru Lease Giveaway drawing is only open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older who have a valid driver's license, except employees and Trustees of Mount Washington Observatory, employees and their immediate families, and those living in the same household of each of Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA), its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, dealerships, advertising and promotional agencies and any organization involved with the production, execution or distribution of the sweepstakes. Void where prohibited.

Subaru Lease Giveaway Indemnification
The prize winner must indemnify Subaru and Mount Washington Observatory from all liability, loss, damage, personal injury, death or expense arising from the awarding of the prize or of the use or misuse of the prize.

Subaru Lease Giveaway Rules
The Subaru Lease Giveaway winner is selected from all Seek the Peak event participants that raise a minimum of $1,000 between December 1, 2013 and July 20, 2014. For each $1,000 raised, participants receive one entry into the drawing.



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