Alpine Challenge | Spinal Research
Sun 1 - Thu 5 Oct 2023 Chamonix, France

Alpine Challenge | Spinal Research

3 Peaks. 3 Countries. 3 Days. Scale stunning alpine peaks and hike through scenic valleys with a guide on this unique mountain-top adventure complete with five-star chalet, hot tub and resident chef.

  • Sun 1 - Thu 5 Oct 2023
Chamonix valley, Chamonix

Alpine Challenge | Spinal Research



Age 18 & over

  • 3 days trekking


3 Peaks. 3 Countries. 3 Days.

Italy. Switzerland. France.

Take your friends, your team or valued clients for three days of scaling stunning alpine peaks and hiking through scenic valleys.

Your expert guide will help you summit spectacular mountains twice the height of Scafell Pike, Snowdon and Ben Nevis across France, Italy and Switzerland. Unwind at the end of the day with a soak in the hot tub before enjoying dinner with the resident chef, and then relaxing in your five-star chalet.

Whether for business or pleasure this Alpine Challenge is the ideal setting for you to reconnect with nature and others whilst raising money for life changing research into paralysis.


  • Autumn charity trek

    An unforgettable experience covering three countries in three days.

  • Climb three mountains

    Testa Bernarda (2,534m), Bel Oiseau (2,652m) and Aiguillette des Posettes (2,323m) are options.

  • 5-day itinerary

    Jam-packed with Alpine views over Mont Blanc and it's surrounding glaciers, forests, ridges and lakes.

  • Support Spinal Research

    Someone has a spinal cord injury every 4 hours in the UK.

  • Teams


  • Day 1 | Arrive in Chamonix

    Arrive in Chamonix in the evening for welcome drinks and snacks whilst settling in to the chalet and run through the next two days, before heading to bed for a good night’s sleep.

  • Day 2 | Italy

    Breakfast and travel to Courmayeur, Italy, to hike high above Val Veny and Val Ferret. This trek offers views of the dramatic, ridges of Mont Blanc as well as beautiful trails below the Miage Glacier. A likely summit would be Testa Bernarda (2,534 metres). A long descent takes the group back to Courmayeur, before returning to the chalets in Chamonix for some rest and relaxation before dinner together.

  • Day 3 | Switzerland

    An early start to take in a summit in Switzerland, likely to be Bel Oiseau (2,652 metres) standing twice the height of Ben Nevis and overlooking the pristine waters of Lac Emosson with views to Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.

  • Day 4 | France

    Departing the chalet for the final day in the Chamonix Valley, the group will trek on the Aiguilles Rouges with Mont Blanc right in front. Summit Aiguillette des Posettes (2,323 metres), have lunch and descend back to the valley and return to the chalet for a celebratory meal and drinks together in the evening.

  • Day 5 | Depart Chamonix

    Breakfast together then head home.

Soloists and teams

The Alpine Challenge is ideal for individuals, pairs, couples and teams of friends or colleagues.

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Changing facilities
  • Free parking
  • Mountains
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Chamonix valley

The basecamp is a luxury chalet in the Chamonix valley. You will be returning to the chalet every evening, so allows you a comfortable and relaxing experience. In the chalet you will be fed by the fabulous resident chef who provides three meals a day.


  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Mountainous
  • Out and back


  • Professional challenge organisation
  • Fundraising expertise and materials
  • In-valley transfers
  • 4 nights' accommodation - 5* chalet on a twin share basis
  • Hot tub
  • Resident chef providing 3 meals a day
  • Fruit for snacking
  • Support team including Mountain Guides and drivers
  • Safety crew including first aid provision

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers to/from Chamonix
  • Additional snacks or drinks
  • Personal hiking gear (boots, clothing etc)
  • Travel insurance

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support

Fundraising schedule

  • £1,000 of the sponsorship amount should be received by Spinal Research before 3 April 2023.
  • The full sponsorship amount should be received by Spinal Research before 1 October 2023. 

Spinal Research

An unforgettable experience that will change lives

This unique experience will not only create memories that will last a lifetime but will also fund ground breaking research.

Someone has a spinal cord injury every 4 hours in the UK, devastating the lives of individuals and their families. Spinal Research work with leading scientists to develop projects which will help restore important functions for people living with paralysis.

With a number of projects delivering promising results in human trials, Spinal Research is now witnessing the first generation of therapies which will truly change lives.

With your support in this challenge, Spinal Research can accelerate this research and help beat paralysis.

I’ll never give up hoping, because I know that amazing scientists and researchers will never give up looking for ways to cure my paralysis. All it will take is more research. 

Bel, injured aged 8 

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required
  • Pay by instalments

Entry fees

Registration fee




Minimum sponsorship


The stories, camaraderie and fun have been great and the setting and location could not have been bettered... As echoed by everyone at dinner last night, this truly has been the trip of a lifetime. Group CEO, The RPA and Restart

As the sun sets on an incredible week in our lives, I just wanted to thank you all once more. Put simply, it is one of the very best things a Bridgepoint group has ever done – at least in my 18 years. This week you gave us many gifts including your time, expertise, humour, energy and patience. Partner, Bridgepoint Capital

..highly recommend.. We will be back! Managing Partner, Latham and Watkins