Grab the latest issue of Cooler magazine and be inspired by our daredevil divas and their female firsts. Now we want to hear about your amazing triumphs. You don’t have to have ridden the biggest wave or jumped from the highest mountain, but if your adventure, challenge or experience captures the spirit of what being a Cooler action girl is all about, you could be in with a chance of winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize. We don’t mind if your challenge was on surf, turf, snow or air, or with bikes, kites, boards, boats, ropes or your own two feet. Just sum it up in less than 400 words and send it in together with any pictures or even video clips that help bring your story to life. The best entries will make it on the website – or even into the pages of Cooler later this year.


TREK 4500 WSD, WORTH £429 (635 euros)

Take your mountain biking into new territory with this women’s specific, front-suspension Trek from Alpine Bikes ( The Trek WSD 4500 has female-friendly features to give you a dream ride over rough terrain and long distances. The handlebars are narrower to alleviate sore shoulders and stiff neck muscles, and closer to the seat so your weight is centred over the bike for maximum power, comfort and control. The light, aluminium frame makes the bike easy to pick up and transport to the hills, and it comes in a funky Iris Blue. Win this baby, and all you’ll need to buy is the lock.



Wish you could keep up with the boys on the trails – and even show them a skill or two? Win this mountain bike skills course at Glenmore Lodge, in Scotland, and you and a friend will be doing exactly that. Glenmore Lodge is in the heart of Aviemore, a mecca for mountain biking, and the two-day course is designed to give you skills and confidence. You’ll ride on Glenmore’s newly constructed, eco-designed trails and instructors will teach you how to ride tricky routes and develop balance, control, braking, climbing and descending skills. The prize includes two nights’ catered accommodation at Glenmore Lodge. Transport not included. To find out more about this course, and the other outdoor activities on offer, visit

Built into this prize are two Camelbak Daystars. The two-litre packs are designed for the female frame and are ideal for hiking, biking and backcountry riding.


MARMOT CLOUDLIGHT JACKET (£170, 250 euros), PHOTON JACKET (£130, 190 euros) and DIVA 36 PACK (£36, 70 euros)

If you’re searching for an all-round mountaineering jacket to keep you dry and warm, the women’s Cloudlight is the Jacket of all Trades. It’s waterproof, breathable and has soft stretch fabric and a lined chin guard for superior comfort out in the cold.

Wear the Photon Jacket soft shell underneath the Cloudlight and you’ll be snuggest bunny on the hills. It’s wind resistant, water repellent and breathable, and looks lush worn on its own in the bar afterwards.

The Diva 35 is an all-purpose women-specific day-pack. It can carry skis, ice axes and walking poles – a must-have for the all-round action girl.

HOW TO ENTER: Email your entries (including words, pictures and video clips) to {encode="" title=""}.