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Each month, EC CLUB Members can take part in our competition to win great adventure prizes. Full details of how to enter are in your exclusive EC CLUB Adventure Newsletter.

If you've not joined EC CLUB yet, what are you waiting for? As well as these awesome competitions you'll have access to great Member Benefits, get discounted EC adventures and access to exclusive EC CLUB Member only activities. Find out more...

Silva Expedition 15 Compass

This month we have FIVE Silva Expedition 15 compasses, worth £45 each to give away.

The Silva Expedition 15 Compass has an increased sized sighting mirror making this classic 'expedition' compass even better. With its sighting hole in the mirror allowing for the most accurate bearings and silicon rubber feet helping aid friction on the map when taking a bearing, the Expedition 15 is all about accuracy.

Find out how to enter in your June EC CLUB Adventure Newsletter.


Cycling to the South Pole / The Girl Outdoors

This month we have a pair of great adventure reads to give away to four lucky winners.

Cycling to the South Pole by Maria Leijerstam is an inspiring story of how a 35 year-old from South Wales with a passion for extreme sports, ditches her international career to train and plan an expedition to become the first person in the world to cycle solo to the South Pole and set a human powered speed record.

The Girl Outdoors by Sian Lewis is an adventurous best mate in book form! A rip-roaring guide to the wider, wilder world. Whether you're going on a physically demanding expedition or making cordial from foraged berries, this beautiful book is packed with inspiring and attainable ideas and advice.

Find out how to enter in your May EC CLUB Adventure Newsletter.


Win a Wacaco Minipresso GR Travel Espresso Machine

This month we have a fabulous Minipresso Espresso Machine to give away thanks to our friends at True Latitude. 

Never drink a bad cup of coffee again on an adventure! This Minipresso is the perfect portable espresso machine for travellers, allowing you to sample varieties of coffee on your trip or take your own coffee with you wherever you go. Its compact and sturdy, giving you great quality authentic espresso wherever you are in the world. Simply fill with ground coffee and hot water, press, pour and enjoy.

True Latitude are travellers, outdoor lovers, festival goers, culture junkies and beach bums. They supply truly the best travel essentials, designed for people like you. This means you can spend more time planning where to go and less time searching for what you need.

Find out how to enter in your April EC CLUB Adventure Newsletter.



Escape by Bike - Joshua Cunningham

This month we have FIVE signed copies of this, yet to be released, adventure travelogue to give away!

Cycling writer and photographer Joshua Cunningham spent eleven months riding from London to Hong Kong, a journey that spanned twenty-six countries and 22,000 kilometres (13,670 miles). During his journey, he captured thousands of photographs of the landscapes, many barely touched by humans, and acquired a wealth of invaluable experience, from arranging travel and selecting the best bike to what to pack for each climate and terrain, and how to choose and navigate your route. 

Equal parts travelogue and practical guide, this exhilarating account divides the stages of his tour into five chapters, each focusing on a geographical environment: forest, desert, mountain, tropical and urban.

Find out how to enter in your March EC CLUB Adventure Newsletter.


This month we have FIVE great adventure food prize packs to give away!

Each prize pack contains:

  • 1 pack of 8 Wild Trail bars
  • 100 bags of Grizzly’s Adventure Blends tea (mixture of Breakfast, Gunpowder Green, Peppermint, Campfire Cookout flavours)
  • 3 bags of Grizzly’s Adventure Blends coffee (light, medium and dark blends) – brand new product not launched yet (EC exclusive)

Wild Trail make delicious fruit and nut snack bars, inspired by Snowdonia and designed to encourage people to get outside, get active and enjoy their own Wild Trail… whatever or wherever that may be. All Wild Trail’s bars are gluten free, dairy free, have no added sugar, are high in fibre and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Grizzly’s Adventure Blends was created by Fraser, a lifelong outdoor enthusiast and mountain climber who one day had enough of poor quality tea and decided he could do it better, by creating high quality blends of teas and coffees from sustainable sources all suitable for the outdoors. Grizzly's don’t use any artificial flavouring and all packaging is biodegradable.

Find out how to enter in your February EC CLUB Adventure Newsletter.


Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road

This month we have TEN copies of Levison Wood's new best seller plus a pair of tickets for 'An Evening With Levison Wood' to give away!

Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there.

EASTERN HORIZONS is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters; from mujahideen fighters to the Russian mafia. Along the way he meets some people who showed great hospitality, while others would rather have murdered him.

Find out how to enter in your January EC CLUB Adventure Newsletter.

ST&G's Joyously Busy Great British Adventure Map

This month we have TWENTY copies of this amazing full colour, fold-out map featuring 2,500 of Britain's great wild places, mountains, islands, beaches, waterways, viewpoints, eccentric events and long-distance routes, peppered with some randomly inspiring trivia and amusingly quirky touches.

The Great British Adventure Map is designed to bring the fun back to holiday planning, and prove that Britain is a brilliant place for adventures big and small, it will inspire you to get outside and enjoy some great home-grown adventures. This map is joyously busy. Hopefully you will be too.

Find out how to enter in your December EC CLUB Adventure Newsletter.

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Mountains on Stage - The Mountain Film Festival

This month we've got TEN pairs of tickets to this mix of gorgeous images and compeling and inspiring stories to give away.

Mountains on Stage is coming back in November and December in 40 cities across France, Belgium, Switzerland and the UK. After an opening show in Paris, Mountains on Stage will take the road across Europe to experience the happiness of being in the mountains, through exceptional films! 

We have three pairs of tickets for London (Monday 27th November) and Bristol (Thursday 30th November) and two pairs of tickets for Birmingham (Monday 4th December) and Manchester (Tuesday 5th December).

Find out how to enter in your November EC CLUB Adventure Newsletter.

October - Go! An inspirational guide to getting outside and challenging yourself

We've got three copies of Tobias Mews' new adventure guide to give away.

Whether you're looking to find a new challenge on your doorstep, tempt friends to race one another at the weekend or create an epic seven-day challenge, GO! is the ultimate inspirational guide to getting outside and challenging yourself. Discover the thrill of a new escape, enjoy the pain and gain of completing a challenge and the fun and curiosity of trying something new. 

Tobias Mews is one of the UK's leading adventure athletes and journalists. As well as a weekly columnist for Telegraph Men, he also contributes to all of the major outdoor titles, from Runner's World to Men's Fitness.

Find out how to enter in your October EC CLUB Adventure Newsletter or you can buy your own copy of Go! An inspirational guide to getting outside and challenging yourself on Amazon.



September - The Pants Of Perspective!

We're celebrating Anna McNuff's 3000km running adventure through the wilds of New Zealand. We've got two copies of the book to give away as well as a pair of the fabulous leggings!

Travelling alone through New Zealand's backcountry for 148 days, she scrambled through forests, along ridge-lines, over mountain passes, along beaches and across swollen rivers. Running up to 52 kilometres in a day, she slept wild most nights, and was taken into the homes and hearts of the kiwi people in between.

The Pants of Perspective is a witty, colourful and at times painfully raw account of a journey to the edge of what a woman believes herself to be capable of. For anyone who has ever dreamt of taking on a great challenge but felt too afraid to begin – this story is for you.

We're giving away two prizes. The winner will receive a copy of Anna's book along with a pair of her fabulous leggings and the runner-up will receive a copy of the book.

Find out how to enter in your September EC CLUB Adventure Newsletter or you can buy your own copy of The Pants of Perspective on Amazon.