Frozen Faces, Bloody Arms. Extreme Reader Photos For ‘Durable Person’ Project

Our contest with CORDURA ® Brand kicked off last month, and we have received hundreds of stellar photographs from readers around the world. From fat bikes to frozen faces (and a couple carnage shots, too!), here are a load of top reader images sent in so far.

Submit your own image at our ‘Durable Person’ Contest page for a chance to win a trip to ski, climb, hike, and generally do epic stuff outdoors with the GearJunkie crew this winter. Project runs through February 7. Good luck!

“In a healthy body, with healthy mind.” Ice swimming in the Minnesota winter. Photo by Sveta Kovalchuk

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Photo by Christian Franken

“In the middle of a solo bike tour in Iceland I took a break to sleep in a cave, eating seabird eggs and keeping warm with twigs and wood scraps gathered along the roadside.” Photo by Dave Mitchell

“Got stuck in an inverted kayak and cracked my elbow open on a rock. Apparently, if you pop a blood vessel you go into shock; I almost didn’t run the rest of the river.” Photo by Billy Brown

“Rest stop at Mono Pass Summit, and no tears in this vintage Cordura!” Photo by Joe Keylon

“Getting Steep on the terrible traverse of North Sister, Oregon.” Photo by Matt Mioduszewski

“Ultra-durable: Still weatherproof, water-resistant, strong & flexible after 50 years of outdoor abuse!” Photo by Maria Kowch

“Fighting through the pump on WI4+ in the Adirondacks.” Photo by Stephen Komae

Handstand Atop a Rock. Photo by Andrew Ingals

“Big tires, Big ice, Big drop.” Photo by Chris Gibbs

“-25F and in the middle of no where, why not play with warm water.” Photo by Chris Gibbs

“Feeling durable as we camp at Iceberg Lake before ascending Mt Whitney via the Mountaineers Route.” Photo by John Weigold

Pick your GearJunkie destination on the map above! The Grand Prize winner gets the trip. Three runner-ups win high-end gear, including a GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition camera, a Suunto Core All Black Watch, and a Granite Gear Blaze AC 60.

“My buddy Will from Rivendell Bicycle Works working the gnar that is the north side of Mt. Diablo.” Photo by Manuel Acosta

“Perfect day for the beach.” Photo by Robert Debevoi

“112 Mosquito bites, 41 wood ticks, and 11 deer ticks. High water on the river was expected on this Paddle-Pedal trip, not so much on the trail.” Photo by Eric Pelto

“New Perspective of McAfee’s Knob.” Photo by Dylan Spencer

“Braving the frigid September water temperatures in Voyageurs National Park to revel in the adrenaline rush that is cliff jumping!” Photo by Eric Schleppenbach

“Extreme geocaching is so much more fun than the knitting club!” Photo by Ruth Atkins

“Little saw mishap.” Photo by John Zacherl

Peter Lenz climbing some ice over Lake Superior. Photo by Carter Stritch

“I lava you.” Photo by Laura Hlohinec

“Great day for a bike ride! 13 miles at -8 degrees. I saw 4 bikers, 4 runners, and 1 guy on snowshoes all of which are badasses!!! Go team MN!” Photo by AJ Peterson

Mega Ice beard. Garrick Yoong

—Submit your own image at our ‘Durable Person’ Contest page for a chance to win a trip to ski, climb, hike, and generally do epic stuff outdoors with the GearJunkie crew this winter. Project runs through February 7.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.

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