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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The Loch Ness Bike ride offers 2 circular on-road routes. The Highlands & the legendary Loch Ness make a stunning backdrop for the gruelling ascents as you make your way to the finish line.
The Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge is a highly regarded event which has a route suitable for all standards of mountain bike and cyclo-cross rider.
Take a beautiful sunset walk in Eastbourne, and make it special by raising money for Diabetes UK.
*ENTER BY 17 AUG* Starting & finishing in Bristol's historic harbourside and takes runners along a scenic, sea-level route through the beautiful Avon Gorge. Age 17+.
Join us for this exclusive walk across London! A fun challenge for everyone, the path follows the Thames river past some of the city's most famous landmarks. All ages.
Supporting thousands of blind young people to live life without limits.
Information for charities about promoting challenge events on timeoutdoors.