If you want to raise money for charity but aren’t sure of the best way to go about doing it, consider a summit peak challenge - an achievement that will stand out from the crowd, says Elaine Aronson, timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor.
Whether it’s a trek up Snowdon or charging up every peak over 3,000ft in the Lake District on an epic adventure, your boots were made for walking - so get out there and put them to the test.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PEAK
The intensity and severity varies depending on what you choose. This means that, while it’s always better to set yourself achievable but testing goals, there is something to suit everyone. One particular standout option is the Ben Nevis or Snowdon Midnight Challenge. Arrive at the top just in time for sunrise and treat yourself to a spectacular view.
Unlike marathons and swims, which are rather individual pursuits, summit peak challenges bring you together with others to share an experience like no other.
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Challenge yourself to one of the toughest mountain treks that the UK has to offer as you climb 24 peaks in a weekend for the British Heart Foundation. Choose between the dramatic landscapes of the Lake District, the...
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A unique endurance challenge along the Thames Path Trail. Start training, pick your charity and set your watch! 100km, 50km, 25km & Team Relay options.
Reaching the summit of Ben Nevis will give you a true sense of achievement. Experience the enchantment, history & remoteness of the Scottish Highlands in 1 weekend.
Choose whether to run or walk one of four 25km sections of the Thames Path Challenge. Pick your charity, start training and set your watch!
Gently undulating route & a fascinating mix of woodland & parkland. Largely made up of excellent surfaced pathways, though there are also some short linking sections of trail & grassland. Age 16+.
Three counties, triple the glory! Take part in this challenging, fully closed-road, city-to-city marathon. Age 18+.
The leading UK charity striving to beat multiple sclerosis.
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