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.
How I became a campus leader, why I chose Choose A Challenge, and where it has brought me.
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.
If you weren’t able to make it and missed out on the fun of this year’s Team Leader Training Day, here’s a recap of the day!
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.
Worried about the hike itself? Fear not. Here’s Jeremy’s guide to completely smashing our Machu Picchu trek. He took on this adventure with 19 of his fellow UConn students and was the leader for his team.
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!
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.
Part 2 of my guide to Peru. This will help you and your team get the most out of your time there.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Training for a marathon can come with some common nags and pains. What are the most common injuries facing runners and how can you treat or altogether avoid them? Find out in this blog!