Setting Up A Successful Giving Tuesday

Setting Up A Successful Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is an international event held each year during which millions are raised for numerous causes all in one day. It is a great opportunity for anyone to achieve a large chunk of the fundraiser for the cause you’re supporting!

Extend Your Stay in Tanzania!

Extend Your Stay in Tanzania!

You have the chance to add our incredible Safari & Zanzibar extension trip to your Kilimanjaro trek. Here's what it's all about...

Megan's Challenge Experience

Megan's Challenge Experience

Past trekker Megan Chan stopped by our offices recently and shared her thoughts about her experience with Choose A Challenge this year.

November Newsletter

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November Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter we share another inspiring story about one trekker who not only has a great connection to the cause he’s fundraising for, but has already amassed over $1,300 in his first few weeks fundraising. Plus CEO, Simon Varley, shares his thoughts on the past year and a special note for our past and current participants

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Things to Know: Nepal

Things to Know: Nepal

With the gorgeous Himalaya mountain range as a backdrop, and while remaining one of the poorest countries in the world, Nepal is undoubtedly rich in incredible scenery and the ancient heritage it implies. Here are some fun facts and other cool things to know about your trip to this South Asian country.

Getting to the Roof of Africa: Sources of Motivation I Found Along the Way

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Getting to the Roof of Africa: Sources of Motivation I Found Along the Way

This blog post was inspired by the emotions I felt as I overcame challenges in my summit attempt of Mount Kilimanjaro. On summit night in particular, there were moments during which I considered the possibility of turning back before I reached Uhuru Peak but both the motivation I received from within and from my hiking family were what got me to the top.

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Liam's Fundraising Story: More Than Just a Trek

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Liam's Fundraising Story: More Than Just a Trek

Northeastern student, Liam Mahoney, will be traveling with the rest of his classmates to the base of the tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest in May 2019. They’ll be fundraising the cost of their trip in aid of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay, which for some students on this trip is a cool way to support a local charity, but for Liam it’s a much bigger purpose.

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Thank You

Thank You

The annual update from Choose a Challenge USA.

Mackay's Fundraising Story

Mackay's Fundraising Story

A firsthand account of how one of our past trekkers, Mackay Eyster, was able to take on fundraising for the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation on her way to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro with her team from UMass Amherst in May, 2018.

Leader Spotlight

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Leader Spotlight

This edition of our Leader’s Spotlight features, Elif Celikors, our student trip leader from Cornell University in upstate New York. Learn about how she came aboard and where she’s traveling with us in May 2019.

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Leader Spotlight

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Leader Spotlight

This edition of our Leader’s Spotlight features, Laura Whichelo, our student trip leader from McMaster University in Canada. Learn about how she came aboard and where she’s traveling with us come May 2019.

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What I Learned Hosting My First Info Meeting

What I Learned Hosting My First Info Meeting

Setting up and promoting an information meeting can be a stressful process. Here’s what I learned from my experience hosting a Kilimanjaro information meeting at UMass Amherst.

Travelers Against Plastic

Travelers Against Plastic

We are proud to announce that we are a supporter of TAP (Travelers Against Plastic), working with them to limit the use of single-use plastics on our treks and thus our impact on the environments we operate in.

August Newsletter

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August Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter we recap our Annual Team Leader Training Day in NYC plus show you the latest going on this month right before the start of recruitment season.

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Enjoying The Little Things on Kili

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Enjoying The Little Things on Kili

Leading up to your eventual trek you will likely pour over a myriad of equipment check lists, each with their own suggestions of what to bring to be adequately prepared for the 6 or so days you will spend hiking on Kili. However, even the most detailed lists can miss things or fail to emphasize the impact of particular items. These are the things I personally found to be particularly helpful or wish I had brought on my trip. 

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