Jim Bridwell, legendary pioneer of the climbing sport we know today, reconfirmed his place in history by winning Jetboil's Big Wall Cook-Off event at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City.
The event, which took place at the Rock & Ice Climber's Ranch, pitted four of the world's top big wall climbers in a head-to-head cooking contest using Jetboil's Personal Cooking System (PCS) featuring their new-for-07 Hanging Kit accessory. The new Hanging Kit is compatible with the original PCS, the Group Cooking System (GCS) and the brand new FluxRingÂ® Fry Pan.
Competition was intense, with Conrad Anker, Pete Takeda, Ivo Ninov and Bridwell all battling for first place and a $500 purse to be donated to the winner's organization of choice.
Jim Bridwell has chosen The Access Fund to be the recipient of the $500 prize, half of which will be donated by Jetboil, and half by Verde PR & Consulting of Durango, Colo. The Access Fund is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the climbing environment for rock climbing, mountain climbing and bouldering.
Since its inception in 2004, Jetboil's revolutionary cooking systems have won the following awards: Editor's Choice in Backpacker Magazine twice; Outside Magazine's coveted Gear of the Year award; Reader's Digest 100 Best Products; Time Magazine's Coolest Inventions, and Popular Science's Best of What's New.
The patent-pending FluxRingÂ® technology, at the heart of JetboilÂ® cooking systems, defines efficiency, safety and speed. With FluxRing's introduction in 2004, JetboilÂ® redefined the outdoor cooking category. JetboilÂ® products are designed and manufactured in the shadow of New Hampshire's White Mountains, boasting the harshest weather in the world, enabling rigorous field-testing and rapid development.
The JetboilÂ® team is committed to innovation empowering a world of exploration. JetboilÂ® is the trusted and indispensable companion of those who push the limits of their endurance, and the boundaries of their experience.