Self-guided hiking and Virtual Charity Challenges

£25.00

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Self-guided hiking and Virtual Charity Challenges
£25.00
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Self-guided hiking or virtual challenges are a flexible way to experience some of the most beautiful walking areas at your own pace. 


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Self-guided hiking and Virtual Charity Challenges

Self-guided hiking challenges are a flexible way to experience some of the most beautiful walking areas at your own pace. 

We'll send you the detailed route notes, information that will include route guidance, suggested kit list and safety precautions. 

Taking part in a charity hiking challenge is a great way of  keeping you motivated. A clear and achievable goal gives you something to work towards and is likely to inspire you and others in many ways. 

Taking on one of the UK’s iconic climbs is a great challenge to set yourself. It’s a good test of fitness that requires high-levels of stamina and endurance as well as mental strength. 

You also have the option to do these events as a virtual challenge by covering the total ascent over a time that is a personal challenge to you.  Most fitness tracker apps that can be downloaded to your phone will have the option to record ascent.  With the tracking app you can then keep updated of your progress until you achieve the challenge ascent goal.  

The evidence we require to confirm you have achieved the challenge is either a photo of you on the chosen summits or a screen shot of your fitness tracking app showing your ascent or miles.

How it works:

1) Sign up to one of the mountain summits challenges, receive guidance information and start fundraising for your nominated charity.

2) Complete your mountain hike or virtual mountain hike challenge at a time that suits you.

3) Upload your evidence to info@life-changingchallenges.co.uk on completion

4) Share your achievements and photos via social media which will help the charity attract more supporters and raise awareness.

5) Wait for the medal to arrive in the post.

Evidence of completion

The evidence we require to confirm you have achieved the challenge is either a photo of you on the chosen summits or a screen shot of your fitness tracking app showing your ascent or miles.  

Send it via email to info@life-changingchallenges.co.uk with your name, the name of the mountain challenge you did and the charity supported. 

All medals are subject to availability, however we aim for you to receive them no later than 2 weeks after evidence received.

 

Fundraising

Most charity supporters are targeting themselves £50 to £250 depending on the challenge they take on, but anything you can raise at this time will really help the nominated charity to continue to provide their vital and much needed services.

The £25 registration fee covers communication with your nominated charity who will send you fundraising information and materials.  We will send you information by email to include guidance details of route, suggested kit list and safety precautions.  The registration fee also covers the cost and postage of the medal on completion.

If you give permission will can also share your achievements via social media to help charities attract more fundraisers and awareness.

If you need a mountain leader to guide you or a group on the day we can also arrange this for you.  Please contact us for costs and availability of this service. 

 
The Challenges

Ben Nevis stands at 1345 metres and is Britain's highest mountain.  Complete the ascent on a self-guided hike or virtual challenge tracking your ascent progress.

Snowdon stands at 1085 metres and is the highest mountain in Wales.  Complete the ascent on a self-guided hike or virtual challenge tracking your ascent progress.

Scafell Pike stands at 978 metres and is Englands highest mountain.  Complete the ascent on a self-guided hike or virtual challenge tracking your ascent progress.

Helvellyn stands at 950 metres in the Lake District, it requires a significant amount of climbing and a good level of fitness to complete the summit using Striding Edge and Swirral Edge routes.  Complete the ascent on a self-guided hike or virtual challenge tracking your ascent progress.

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks a demanding 25 mile trekking challenge taking you to the summits of Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres) Complete the ascent or miles on a self-guided hike or virtual challenge tracking your ascent progress.

Suggested Kitlist for mountain hiking

MAP & COMPASS

FIRST AID KIT

Fully charged mobile phone

Headtorch with spare batteries

Footwear:  Walking boots 

Socks:  Walking socks, cotton socks should not be worn.  Spare socks are a good idea.

Trousers and tops:  Walking trousers fleece and base layers. Avoid cotton, synthetic materials are good and lightweight clothing is better as it dries faster and is easier to walk in when wet.

Waterproofs:  Waterproof jacket and trousers which will also act as wind proofs. Lightweight waterproofs are better as they do not become waterlogged, dry faster and take up less space in your bag.

Rucksack:  Up to 45 litres will be fine but you should get away with a 25 litre sack.

Water:  Keeping hydrated is very important however water is very heavy so you do not want to carry too much on the mountain.  We recommend around 2 - 3 litres be taken on the hills.

A few extras could include:

Walking poles -may be useful. They can especially help with tired knees on descent.

Painkillers.

Deep heat / ibuprofen cream.

Music - Some people find that putting their MP3 on can get them through a tough period on the challenge.

Wet wipes.

Suncream and sunglasses if appropriate.

 

Environment:

Abide by the “leave no trace” policy.

We always follow the footpaths and we ask that you do not walk off the footpath or attempt to take any short cuts on the mountain.  No litter should be left. This includes banana skins and apple cores and cigarette ends. All litter should be taken home.

 

 

 

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