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 13km obstacle race in the grounds of Winton House & castle comprising of mud runs, trail racing, physical & mental challenges + 21 obstacles. Age 14+. Junior race 5-12 years.
Endurance challenge along London's hidden green corridor - the historic Grand Union Canal. 100km, 50km, 25km & Team Relay options.
Arguably the most beautiful city in the UK! A rare chance to run through the ancient city walls and marvel at its medieval gems. Age 15+.
Conquer three peaks in the Yorkshire Dales on this tough one day challenge which showcases some of the most stunning scenery England has to offer.
WaterAid transforms lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities.
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