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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Cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, the furthest possible distance in the British Isles, is a classic challenge that many dream of.
A great summers day cycling - London through the Chilterns to Oxford & raise money for Prostate Cancer Research. Live music, refreshments & beer tent. Bike ride min. age is 14.
Take on the challenge of sumiting all of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, but with a twist! Starting at dawn, you will climb these mountains at night. Will you finish before sunrise?
The stunning Lake District is one of UK's best natural playgrounds. Set off by canoe, bike & foot through this fantastic scenery, challenging your skills & stamina for a truly brilliant challenge.
A circular 50m bike ride through Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire & towards the Norfolk coast + refreshments. Only £19.70 to enter & raise what you can for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.
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