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.
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.
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.
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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