Brasher hunts for Hill Master

Footwear brand starts search for Greatest Living British Hill Master to celebrate relaunch of Hillmaster range

Brasher has started a search to find the Greatest Living British Hill Master to celebrate the relaunch of its Hillmaster boot range, which is being given an overhaul with the Hillmaster II GTX.

The brasher team selected five names that they believe to be in contention for the title, and customers can now vote for who they believe is the greatest.

The five names on the shortlist are: Doug Scott, renowned for notable and first ascents of mountains all over the world; Alan Hinkes, the first Briton to climb the 14 highest mountains in the world over 8,000m; Sir Chris Bonington, a mountaineer who made the first British ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, and has achieved many notable ascents; Joe Simpson, a mountaineer and author of Touching the Void; and Cameron McNeish, a wilderness hiker and mountain walker.

Votes can be cast at until February 20, with the winner to be presented with a specially-made trophy in mid-March.  

Those voting will also be entered into a competition to win a pair of the new brasher Hillmaster II GTX boots.