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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Thank You

Thank You

The annual update from Choose a Challenge USA.

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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Leader Spotlight

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Leader Spotlight

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.

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Leader Spotlight

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Leader Spotlight

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.

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Travelers Against Plastic

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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.

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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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