Challenges 18/19

Kilimanjaro Trek

20th – 30th June 2019

It is a magnet for trekkers the world over and one of the most impressive charity events on offer.

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 our limits both physically and mentally on this, the mightiest of charity challenges.

This is a tough trek in the world of charity challenge events which follows the beautiful Machame Route, approaching Kilimanjaro from the south. Our route has been designed allowing gradual acclimatisation to the altitude – with an extra day included from the more traditional Machame Route, this gives us the platform for summit success.  With our exceptional support and care combined with highly trained leaders and medics, we will achieve and conquer the toughest of treks together as one.

Our trek for charity takes us through dense tropical rainforest, moorland and scree until we reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point. This is one of the most challenging charity treks at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive mountains in the world. On reaching the summit we will feel a sense of overwhelming achievement – a truly unforgettable charity challenge with exceptional support and encouragement.

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London to Paris Cycle Ride

5-9th June 2019

Spend 4 days in the saddle, cycling 308 miles from capital to capital. The journey begins in London with the route taking us through glorious English countryside as you cycle from Kent to Dover, before crossing the Channel to Calais. Once across the water, you start cycling ‘French style’, remembering to keep to the right!  Cycling along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme.

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3 Peaks Challenge

3 Peaks Challenge – 21st – 23rd June 2019

Grit and determination are vital to completing this fast paced challenge!

With a total trekking time of 15 hours or less, we’ll climb around 10,000 feet and have walked approx. 26 miles. It’s no wonder this charity challenge is the most highly regarded trekking challenge in the UK!

A tough challenge, yes, but with our support and exceptional care and encouragement we can conquer this classic charity challenge.   Global Adventures will be driving the team through the night, guiding each member up each mountain and even giving the occasional hug and high five when required.  Join in and tick this classic UK challenge off your list.

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Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall Trek – 28th – 30th June 2019

To trek 25 miles along Hadrian’s Wall – one wall, one epic adventure in just one weekend! Our trek takes us from Lanercost Priory to Brocolitia in an easterly direction, encompassing some breath-taking views and fascinating ruins. The most remarkable Roman monument in the country, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian’s Wall cuts through Northumberland National Park and attracts trekkers from far and wide. The challenging walks, filled with a stunning backdrop and fascinating history make this an amazing weekend challenge.


Great Wall of China

Great Wall Trek – 7th – 15th September 2019

“You have not lived if you have not been to the Great Wall”, or so the Chinese saying goes, and it’s not surprising why! The Great Wall of China has been voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Stretching for 6,000km, it zig zags its way across China, snaking across mountains and through valleys.

The China Great Wall Trek for charity is a fantastic 5 day hike along this awesome man made structure. One of the best in charity treks, this challenge takes you over watch towers and mountains, through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail – there are many sections during this charity challenge where you will feel the Great Wall is for you only, with no-one else in sight. Rest assured, the Great Wall provides a fantastic backdrop to some fantastic trekking.

Exclusive to Global Adventure Challenges, this most amazing of fundraising events also enables us to ‘lend a hand’ repairing a section of the Wall that is currently being reconstructed. Each will place a brick in this newly restored section, ensuring your own place in the Great Wall of China!

The trekking on this charity challenge is hard, due to the amount of steps we trek up and down each day – it can sometimes take an hour just to trek 1km on this glorious structure! Another highlight of this challenge is to conquer the 1,000 steps up to the wall at Mutianyu – culminating with the ascent of the ‘Heavenly Ladder’.


Everest Base Camp

14th November – 1st December 2019

The goal is simple – to take part in one of the most fantastic charity treks to the foot of the world’s highest mountain, and if you have enough energy, to summit Kala Patthar (5,545m) – a fantastic mountain located near Everest Base Camp giving us the BEST views of this majestic peak.

This world renowned classic trek for charity takes us from Lukla through the world’s highest mountain range and encompasses the most breathtaking mountain scenery ever imaginable… you haven’t seen mountains until you’ve seen the Himalayas! Eight of the world’s fourteen highest peaks are found in the Nepalese Himalaya and we can assure you the memories of this charity challenge will last a lifetime. We’ll be privileged with some amazing views of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,879m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Thamserku (6,623m), the list of peaks goes on. It’s pure Himalayan magic

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24 Peak Challenge

Dates TBC

This exciting challenge will see us summit an incredible 24 peaks in the Lake District, all over 2,400ft with a target trekking time of 24 hours!

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful areas in the UK, filled with breathtaking mountains and valleys – it is the perfect backdrop to this awesome challenge. The days will be long and the trekking tough, but the rewards of hiking into the heart of this amazing National Park and the accomplishment of conquering 24 peaks will make your efforts worthwhile.

1. Bowfell – 2959ft
2. Esk Pike – 2903ft
3. Great End – 2985ft
4. Ill Crag – 3067ft
5. Broad Crag – 3064ft
6. Scafell Pike – 3208ft
7. Lingmell – 2647ft
8. Great Gable – 2949ft
9. Green Gable – 2627ft
10. Red Screes – 2545ft
11. Dove Crag – 2598ft
12. Hart Crag 2696ft
13. Fairfield – 2864ft
14. Seat Sandal – 2414ft
15. Dollywaggon Pike – 2414ft
16. High Crag – 2441ft
17. Nethermost Pike – 2923ft
18. Helvellyn – 3116ft
19. Browncove Crags – 2818ft
20. Lower Man – 3034ft
21. Whiteside – 3831ft
22. Raise – 2896ft
23. Stybarrow Dodd – 2765ft
24. White Stones – 2608ft

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For UK based & international challenges we use Global Adventure Challenges (tried and tested by one our Fundraisers).



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If you would like to do this in 2019 then please register your interest with Georgina –


There are many different challenges you can do, if you are looking for something in particular please don’t hesitate to phone Georgina on 01949 860303 and we can do our best to find something to suit you and your ability!!

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