In partnership with the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, Choose a Challenge offers 20 explorers from Boston University the chance to follow in the footsteps of the early 20th Century adventurers as you cross the high Peruvian Andes in search of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. Leaving on August 9th, 2018, the trek departs from the bustling colonial mountain town of Cusco and winds its way through breathtaking mountain passes, past sacred mountains and through humid jungle trails to reach the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu.


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Itinerary: Journey to the lost city of the Inca

Optional Extension: Chill Out in Huacachina

meet the team

For the BU August 2018 Challenge, Choose a Challenge are working with BU students Gretchen and Lucy Geraghty to lead 20 adventurers to the Lost City of the Incas. This Challenge will be in aid of the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.

Carly Bergstein

Program Director
Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation

B+ honors the life of Andrew McDonough. Andrew battled leukemia, septic shock and complications of childhood cancer for 167 days before passing away on July 14, 2007, at the age of 14. Andrew’s B+ blood type became his family’s and friends’ motto throughout his fight against childhood cancer — to “Be Positive”. Currently we are the largest provider of financial assistance to families of kids with cancer in the United States. 



Gretchen Geraghty

Hi, I'm Gretchen Geraghty and I'm a Junior at Boston University in the Questrom School of Business. I enjoy sharing my passion for beauty, fashion, and my life experiences with others on my YouTube channel Gretchen Geraghty. I'm super excited to be leading this trek to Machu Picchu with my twin sister Lucy!



Lucy Geraghty

Hi, my name is Lucy Geraghty. I am a Junior studying health science at Boston University. This past semester I studied abroad in Paris, and I love traveling and exploring new places. I'm really excited to get to travel this coming August and raise money for the B+ Foundation!


Nick Giampiccolo

Nick is a Challenge Events Coordinator with Choose a Challenge and he will be working closely with the team at Boston University. If you have any questions, please feel to email him at the address below.



This event is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Boston University.