How Far Will You Go

How Far Will You Go

Outside Bozeman
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From the Tibetan high country to the ice sheets of Antarctica, Outside Bozeman sure made the rounds this season. Robert Swinney packed O/B along on a ski tour of Patagonia, while veteran How Far entrant Gary Hellenga (Spring 2006) snapped shots with his copy atop the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc (“though you’d never know it,” he wrote, “the weather/visibility was awful!”). Another previous contestant (Spring 2006), Amy Chiuchiolo, took O/B back to Antarctica where it helped pass the time while doing research, which included “drilling a hole through 18 feet of ice in a lake in the Dry Valleys to collect limnological samples.” Closer to home, Vassilis Jacobs braved security at the Book building in Detroit to climb 40 stories high and “enjoy dreams of being nude in Montana,” while Ben Gardner, a Montana firefighter, packed his along while fighting the Fool’s Creek Fire near Choteau. Most recently, Norm Paasche carried Outside Bozeman through Wuxi, China, in mid-November. “I have an apartment in Wuxi,” Norm wrote, “and I read the articles to several of my friends there. They really got a kick out of the Truck Nutz story.” Our most unexpected entry, though, came from Paul, an Australian traveling and volunteering across Asia. “G’day, guys,” he wrote, “I found a copy of your mag somewhere in China—thoroughly enjoyed it on a trek to Nam Tso Lake in Tibet (4700m).” Did Norm leave a copy at a tea house, only to be picked up later by Paul? It’s a small world indeed. Difficult choice, but after careful consideration we picked Amy Chiuchiolo as the winner. Outside Bozeman has been a lot of places, but to Antarctica and back again, not once but twice—that’s worth writing home about. Congrats, Amy—you’ve won yourself a weekend at Jackson Hot Springs Resort in the Big Hole Valley. Thanks to everyone who entered, and keep packing O/B along.
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