Ubisoft, the developer of the latest installment to the Far Cry series, Far Cry 4, announced the Quest for Everest contest at ComicCon in San Diego yesterday. The winner will be announced at PAX Prime in Seattle, which takes place August 29th through September 1st. The winner will be winning a 15 day/14 night trip, of a lifetime, to Nepal, to hike the Himalayan Mountains. The approximate retail value is $7,000.00, and the winner will be hiking to a Base Camp on Mt. Everest, and will be the first person in the world to play a video game, from that spot on earth. Contestants will need to create a Youtube video entry not exceeding 2 minutes explaining why they’re the most qualified to make the trek. Of course, creativity will be a big factor in judging a winner. Also, I honestly believe you need to be physically fit. Hiking to a base camp on Mt. Everest is not an easy feat being that you’re more than 20,000 feet above sea level. The announcement video also explains that you will be going through training to complete this feat. Obviously there is an inherent risk to climbing Mt. Everest so you can bet that you’ll be signing a disclaimer.
Ubisoft is in the midst of a massive campaign effort, for Far Cry 4, and this contest is just another way Ubisoft is trying to reach potential customers. The contest really does sound like an amazing opportunity for those capable of making creative videos. I definitely look forward to reading about this adventure when it all goes down.
No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. Open to US + DC 21+. Visit www.farcrygame.com/questforeverest/ for complete eligibility requirements and official rules.