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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We Heard Your Feedback and We're Taking Action!

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We Heard Your Feedback and We're Taking Action!

After having a chance to analyze and take into account all of our feedback from our May 2018 trekkers, we’ve all sat down as a team to discuss how we’re going to take your thoughts and suggestions into real life change to make our adventures even better!

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Trekking Tips From A First Time Trekker

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Trekking Tips From A First Time Trekker

I just took on my first trip with Choose a Challenge as not only a team member, but a first time trekker! If you’re looking for tips for your first time out, mixed in with some insider company insight this is the blog for you.

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What To Wear To The Airport

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What To Wear To The Airport

As you start packing and prepping for your trek one thing tends to get overlooked in this lengthy process…what you’ll actually wear to the airport the day you leave! Don’t be stuck wondering what to wear and avoid common hassles you’ll encounter by not taking these few tips into account before heading out the door.

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Your Essential Trekking Packing List

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Your Essential Trekking Packing List

If you haven't done a multi-day trek before, packing for your challenge may be leaving you scratching your head! So we've tagged in our UK team for a guest post on not only packing but equipment as well. Here’s your master list and don't forget to check out your Briefing Pack to find your full kit list!

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Your Daypack: What To Pack & How To Pack It

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Your Daypack: What To Pack & How To Pack It

Figuring out exactly what you need for a typical day trekking can be a nightmare. Thankfully, preparing a day pack is a skill the Choose a Challenge team has got down to fine art -we've made packing mistakes in the past so you don't have to!

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May Newsletter

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May Newsletter

In this month's newsletter we preview our trips going out this month to Machu Picchu, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp. We’ve got your last-minute fix for everything you’ll need PLUS a look at how much money our students have raised thus far after countless month of fundraising and hard work.

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10 Articles You Need To Read Before Your Trip

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10 Articles You Need To Read Before Your Trip

We sat down to compile 10 useful articles from the past year for all of our May trekkers who are off on their own respective adventures in the coming weeks. These articles include everything from first-hand trip experiences to need-to-know information on things like travel insurance, etc

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Trip Essentials: Tracking Your Trip

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Trip Essentials: Tracking Your Trip

Have friends and family that want to see how you're doing and where you are along your trek this May? Check out our social media guide on how you and your loved ones can be informed at all times while you're abroad on your adventure.

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What to Wear on Race Day

What to Wear on Race Day

When you're running a marathon, the last thing you need is to be held back by uncomfortable gear or a chafing vest. Take the same approach to race-day wear as you do to race-day itself, and practice, practice, practice!