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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Experience a thrilling jump from 13000ft whilst raising funds for our specialist hospice care! You will have great fun & make a difference to people with terminal illness.
Take on the exhilarating challenge of climbing the 3 highest mountains in Scotland, England & Wales in just 36 hours. An unforgettable endurance experience.
We dare you to run a race in the dark with only a head torch to light your way. Test your nerve as well as your fitness. It’s so good it’s scary. 5K - age 11+. Kids fun run - age 10 and under.
Set in peaceful parkland, Brodie Castle offers something for everyone with its historic treasures, a variety of wildlife and an adventure playground.
Take on one of the toughest challenges that the UK has to offer - 24 Peaks in 24 Hours, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Lake District National Park . Age 16+.
We’re the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
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