March Newsletter

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March Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter we’re giving you all the ways you can get involved with us here at Choose a Challenge. Whether it’s becoming a leader for your campus or taking a part-time job with us to help recruit students to take on one of our adventures you’ve taken on before, we’ve got you covered.

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Our Essential Gear List

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Our Essential Gear List

Getting the gear you need for your upcoming trek can be really exciting, but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. To give you a hand in finding the equipment you need, we’ve put together a list of what we think is some of the most essential gear you’ll need to look out for.

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What To Do In Edinburgh

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What To Do In Edinburgh

You’re in Edinburgh to run a marathon but you still have plenty of time to explore the city, so what do you do? Don’t worry, not only are there several unbelievable activities to take part in in this historic city, but we have also gone ahead and compiled some of our favorites for you!

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January Newsletter

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January Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter we’re helping you kick off your new year’s resolutions with handpicked articles from our staff sure to help you start training for your challenge or even boost your fundraising efforts.

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December Newsletter

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December Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter we’re wishing you a happy holidays plus telling you all about how you could lead a team of your own on a trip to Machu Picchu next summer

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Setting Up A Successful Giving Tuesday

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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!

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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