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Departure Deep Dive

Departure Deep Dive

You’ve made it all the way until the day of your trip departure, now all you need to do is prepare for your day of travel. This post dives into all the important things to keep in mind so that you have an enjoyable — and comfortable — experience at the airport.

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

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!

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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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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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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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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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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