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.
The annual update from Choose a Challenge USA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.