Overseas Challenges - Information Packs
Thank you for your interest in taking part in one of our overseas challenges!
You can download the information pack for your chosen challenge from the list below. The packs include a full itinerary, what's included and preparation tips too!
Great Wall of China Trek (10 days)
Saturday 12th September - Sunday 20th September 2020
Join a team of 20 trekkers, all fundraising for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity! Appropriately named one of the ‘New Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China is a truly iconic location – perfect for a charity challenge. Beginning four hours north of Beijing, this week-long challenge tackles a series of vigorous climbs totalling over 10,000 uneven steps. The trek will follow the winding path along the Yan Mountains to the Gubeikou Gateway and takes on the famous ‘heavenly staircase’. Exhaustion will quickly be replaced with wonder as you savour the sweeping views of the surrounding mountain ranges. The challenge ends in the vast metropolis of Beijing, with time to explore the cultural highlights of China’s historic capital.
Registration Fee: £395 | Minimum Fundraising: £3,600
For more information about this challenge including a full overview, itinerary and kit list click here >
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (10 days)
Machu Picchu is one of the most iconic sights in South America, and the culmination of our magnificent Inca Trail trek through the Peruvian Andes. You'll enjoy this breathtakingly beautiful route through valleys and high passes, scattered with fascinating Inca ruins.
Trekking on Inca-paved paths and steps, the route takes you through lush cloudforest to the demanding Dead Woman’s Pass (4200m). Continually climbing up or dropping down, the way is steep at times, and the altitude adds to the challenge.
You'll finally come to the Sun Gate, which overlooks Machu Picchu, where your first magical glimpse provides an unforgettable reward for your efforts.
Registration Fee: £449 | Fundraising Target:£3,900
6th September 2019 - Book Now >
18th April 2020 - Book Now >
Croatia Mountain Trek (5 days)
The Istria Peninsula in northern Croatia is relatively unknown, a hidden gem which feels a world away from the well-touristed Adriatic coast to the south.
With spectacular, diverse scenery of lush green forested hills and limestone mountain peaks, vineyards and olive groves, meandering rivers, untouched stone villages and medieval hilltop towns, the region offers rich rewards for those who like to trek away from the crowds.
Following the Istria Mountain Trail across the peninsula, you'll trek from the wooded hills around Buzet east into Učka National Park, where you'll crest three mountain peaks, culminating in fabulous views over the entire region from the rocky summit of Mount Učka.
Registration Fee: £149 | Fundraising Target: £1,900
3rd October 2019 - Book Now >
23rd April 2020 - Book Now >
Northern Lights Winter Trek (5 days)
Iceland lies on the edge of the Arctic Circle and is home to some of Europe’s greatest wild landscapes. A land of incredible contrast and natural beauty, its wild volcanic landscapes, mountains, glaciers, hot springs, geysers and waterfalls, combined with its rich history, literature and folklore make it a fascinating country to explore.
You'll discover stunning scenery on this fantastic trekking challenge in southern Iceland, as you trek through a striking mix of geothermal valleys and beautiful mountain scenery, streams and waterfalls. The warmth of the geothermal activity will keep your route clear of snow, so you can take advantage of seeing this beautiful region in winter, without technical winter trekking.
Staying in huts miles from the nearest big towns, the dark skies offer a great chance of seeing the spectacular Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) each evening – the icing on the cake on this memorable challenge!
Registration Fee: £299 | Fundraising Target: £3,000
1st November 2019 - Book Now >
1th March 2020 - Book Now >
If you still have a question about taking part, please call our Fundraising Team on 0141 212 8750 or send us an email.