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


One of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Great Wall of China has to be the ultimate building project the world has ever known; constructed by human hands over 2000 years ago, it stretches across this hilly region with long spurs and watch-towers often disappearing into the mists.


 This epic trek is very varied, as you pass through woodland and terraced farmland, and follow the contours of the beautiful hills and mountains in remote areas north of Beijing. We follow old sections of the Great Wall, as well as restored sections with smooth flagstones and lots of steps!


 This challenge is physically demanding and offers fabulous scenery and a fascinating insight into a rich culture and history. 

Registration Fee: £395 | Minimum Fundraising: £3,600 


Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (10 days)

6 September 2019

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


Croatia Mountain Trek (5 days)

3rd October 2019 

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


Northern Lights Winter Trek (5 days)

1st November 2019

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


Mount Kilimanjaro 2019 Open Challenge

22nd February - 3rd March 2019 

Registration fee: £499 | Fundraising Target: £4,500

Climb the highest freestanding mountain in the world! Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the African continent at 5896m. Its snow-capped summit rises high above the dusty African plains; huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, spectacular views and beautiful ice formations are the reward for pushing your limits both physically and mentally.


If you still have a question about taking part, please call our Fundraising Team on  0141 212 8750 or send us an email

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