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Past trekker Megan Chan stopped by our offices recently and shared her thoughts about her experience with Choose A Challenge this year.
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.
Host a ‘monster’ fundraiser this Halloween.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How I became a campus leader, why I chose Choose A Challenge, and where it has brought me.
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.
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.
Gabby is back from climbing Kili and she has whipped up a blog post all about it! Here’s a full breakdown of her time summiting to Africa’s highest peak, what she learned and her top tips for future trekkers looking to take on this same challenge.
Not sure how to pack for Peru? Here is my guide to packing smart.
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.
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!
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!
Each year, we're finding that more and more of our participants are vegetarian and vegan. So we thought we'd put together a quick blog on vegan and vegetarian food in our three main trek destinations.
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
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.
Long summer days means more time to get outside and log those runs. Here are some tips on how to make training in the summer months manageable.