Charity challenges – push yourself to the limit for a good cause

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Incredible challenges in the name of charity aren’t just for professional adventurers any more

Incredible challenges in the name of charity aren’t just for professional adventurers any more. More and more ordinary people are pushing their physical limits in some of the world’s most extraordinary places to raise money for good causes. Check out these character-building charity challenges. Our featured image of Kilimanjaro is by Rosemary Dukelow.

Congratulations! You are now at Uhuru Peak, Tanzania
Congratulations! You are now at Uhuru Peak, Tanzania. Photo by fabulousfabs

Summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

At 19,341 feet (5,895 metres) above sea level, Kilimanjaro is the tallest peak in Africa and the world’s highest free-standing volcano. Expeditions take around 12 days to trek through the Lemosho Glades, acclimatise on the Shira Plateau, ascend the Southern Flank, scale the Barranco Wall, reach the summit and the Barafu Route, oh, and return all the way back again.

The mouth of Havasu Creek, Grand Canyon, USA
The mouth of Havasu Creek, Grand Canyon. The Park Service boundary with Havasupai Tribal Land is at the Havasu Creek / Beaver Creek confluence. People planning on hiking upstream (south) of this point are expected to pay access fees to the Havasupai Tribe. Photo by Grand Canyon NPS

Explore the Grand Canyon, USA
An 8- to 10-day trek deep within the rim is one the best ways to experience this majestic natural wonder to the fullest. The bright blue green lagoons, huge waterfalls and scenery within the Havasupai Indian Reservation, reached after a 3,100-foot descent, are undoubtedly the highlight.

The Great Wall, Huangyaguan, China
The Great Wall, Huangyaguan, China. No bikes in this picture but you get the idea … Photo by NH53

Cycle the Great Wall, China
We all know that at over 13,000 miles long, the Great Wall is one of humanity’s most wondrous feats of engineering. Cycle along the 3,800 miles of mountain roads that follow the wall between Huangyaguan and Beijing and you’ll have achieved your own incredible feat of endurance. Thankfully, the spectacular sights along the way offset the pain of cycling the required 30-56 miles each day – well, a little anyway.


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Charity challenges – push yourself to the limit for a good cause was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
Author: Brett Ackroyd (631 posts)

Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.