Overseas charity challenges

Overseas charity challenges

Heading out into the big wide world to take up a charity challenge will undoubtedly give your endeavour an extra thrilling edge, writes timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor Elaine Aronson.

You can experience some of the most dramatic, spectacular and awe-inspiring places on Earth, and it’s a simple solution to the problem of making your noble venture stand out from the crowd. There's also the alluring prospect of combining the challenge with a short, possible recuperative, spot of rest and relaxation while you're out there.

Examples of charity overseas challenges include overseas charity treksoverseas charity bike ridesoverseas marathons and runs. The South American jungle, the African mountains, European ski slopes - the possible destinations are virtually endless with some of the most popular destinations including Kilimanjaro, Everest base camp, Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and Paris.

FACTORS TO CONSIDER
It's often best to undertake these excursions as part of a group. You will find strength in numbers and the support and camaraderie of your fellow trekkers, rafters, climbers, jumpers or riders will prove invaluable when it comes to completing the adventure.

Make no mistake about it, these challenges are not easy. While heading overseas may well make the whole thing more exciting, it also brings an additional issues to consider.

For example, you may need to adapt your training to suit conditions you might expect, but cannot replicate in Britain. It might be hot and sunny, for instance! Having the right equipment is also vital. It’s all totally worth it though, once you’re out there and doing it for real.

Mount Cavell Challenge
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Mount Cavell Challenge

22-29 August 2015

A week of adventure centred around Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park, Canada. The challenge is open to all and the week will be tailor made to suit the individual with activities including kayaking, white water rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing and the ultimate challenge - an ascent of Mount Edith Cavell. Something for everyone!

Charity bike rides overseas
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Charity bike rides overseas

From London-Paris to epic rides across Vietnam and Burma, there's a fantastic choice of cycling events all over the world for anyone who wants to get out there.

Charity treks
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Charity treks

Charity treks are the perfect excuse and opportunity to explore somewhere new. Whether it’s a trek in the Himalayas, a mountain and/or desert challenge in Morocco or a jungle trek in Borneo, there’s a place and an experience to suit everyone.

Kilimanjaro charity challenges
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Kilimanjaro charity challenges

The largest free-standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro has long been a staple of the charitable trekkers’ diet, and with good reason. The scenery during the ascent, and the views from the summit, are absolutely breathtaking.

Sahara Desert Trek

This trek leads you into the heart of the world's largest hot desert- the spectacular Sahara.

Kilimanjaro Challenge 10 Day Machame Route

This trek sees us following the Machame route, one of the most popular and interesting routes up the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

The Lemosho Trail approaches Mt. Kilimanjaro from the Lemosho glades in the west, beginning in the beautiful rainforest and then crossing the spectacular Shira plateau.

Trek Iceland

This 5-day challenge takes us past majestic volcanoes and glaciers, and across incredible snow and lava fields. We will also explore the fantastic city of Reykjavik, with it's iconic Blue Lagoon.

Trek Everest Base Camp- 16 Day

On this once-in-a-lifetime trek we will visit some of the highest villages on Earth, witness the most spectacular scenery and watch the sunrise over the majestic snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.

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