Time to live adventurously Hi, Do something amazing for charity. Test your grit and see some sublime parts of the world. Time to live adventurously and choose your challenge. We’ve concentrated our expertise and that of our team on a select range of challenges, meaning you’ll enjoy unique routes away from the tourist trail. Since starting we’ve helped participants raise over £15 million for their charities and we’ve personally invested over £4 million in our overseas communities. We pride ourselves on our credibility and conscientious work in ethical tourism. Your adventure starts here. All you have to do now is choose which one it will be. Get in touch and we’ll get you started.
Dan & Charles
What now? CHOOSE
AN AWESOME CHALLENGE
WE’LL SUPPORT YOU EVERY STEP
HARD and CYCLE MEAN
AN EPIC ADVENTURE
1. £15 million raised for charities since 2008 2. credible and conscientious Ethical tour operator 3. English speaking local guides and leaders 4. Safety – UK pre trek training weekends 5. 50:50 split– transparent pricing, no hidden costs or surcharges 6. Flexible departures – take off from regional airports 7. Quieter routes – get away from the crowds 8. Bespoke support - from recruitment to fundraising and donor care 9. ATOL and ABTA protected 10. Corporate supporter of IOF
Meet the Team James
Business Development Manager James is our Business Development Manager. He’s spent over six years in fundraising raising over £1.5million through charity challenges, so he knows all about charity challenge events. Supporting you through every step, he has great stories and tips from his latest adventures on Kilimanjaro, the Great Wall and Mount Toubkal.
OPERATIONS Manager Ex-tour leader Emma is our resident operations sensation. She has travelled across the globe and there aren’t many countries left on her list. Her favourite RWC challenge? The Great Wall of China. It was beyond her expectations.
Challenge Event Coordinator Native Tasmanian and keen traveller Rebecca takes care of your challenge from start to finish. From film sets to weddings Rebecca’s groove is planning and making sure everything is done in time and to target. She knows her way around Mont Blanc and has participated in charity events throughout South East Asia .
Alice Business Coordinator Alice is always scouting out new opportunities for charity partners to go on adventures and raise big funds. Alice is a big fan of the Pyrenees.
More of the Really Wild family We only recruit experienced, fully trained local staff. On a charity challenge, it’s the people you meet along the way that make the memories that last a lifetime. From guides and porters to medics and cooks, our in country support staff are essential to making our charity challenges so successful. We’re always reviewing our ethical approach to sustainable tourism making sure it’s something to which we’re proud to put our name to.
• Knowledge • Insight • Language • Experience
Meet some of our guides… Julio Starting out as porter, followed by stints as cook and assistant guide, he’s now been a licensed guide for over six years. With over 100 Kilimanjaro summits under his belt, Julio recently attempted to reclaim the world record for fastest ascent and descent for Tanzania. Pipped at the post, he still completed it in 11 hours and 8 minutes. Pretty amazing, right?
Mohamed A licensed guide since 2002, Mohamed has climbed Toubkal over 300 times. He is a local legend who grew up in the shadow of the mountain and can now make a full descent in 40 minutes.
We Go the Extra Mile
The Support You’ll Receive Everyone works incredibly hard to raise the funds needed for their charities vital work. We work closely with our chairty partners to acheive amazing campaigns and ensure their donors take on a journey of a life time. But we’re also fans of a good old-fashioned shout-out… We are extremely proud of our charity success stories. We go the extra mile to support our charities throughout their journey.
Stories We’re Proud Of Strathcarron Hospice
Our Business Development Manager
• They cruised through their starter challenge in 2016 raising over £30,000.
James has a wealth of experience
in fundraising and knows all
• Now their tight knit crew of supporters are gearing up for their biggest challenge to date Kilimanjaro.
about running a successful challenge event campaign. James has organised two Kilimanjaro campaigns with RWC as a fundraiser
MND Scotland • 27 participants climbed Kilimanjaro in 2015
generating in excess of £350,000. He’ll use his experience and knowledge to ensure you choose the right campaign and he will be
• Raised £192,000 with Kilimanjaro
$$$$$$$$$ • 30 places sold out in under 2 months for the Machu Picchu challenge
with you every step of the way to maximise;
• Donor care • Marketing • Recruitment
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance • First bespoke campaign in 2014 • 5th bespoke campaign in 2018 • Recruited 100+ participants on campaigns to date • Raised over £180,000 climbing, Kilimanjaro
1.UK Grading: 3 – tough Best for charity challenge first timers
2.SPAIN and FRANCE Grading: 4 – strenuous Manoeuvre your way down the Tour de France cols
Grading: 3 – tough Best for those short on time but big on adventure
Grading: 5 - extreme Best for grit. Give Kilimanjaro all you’ve got
5.Guatemala Grading: 3 – tough Best for off the beaten-trackers
Live the Adventure Take a journey with friends you just haven’t met yet 6.PERU
Grading: 4 – strenuous Fulfils both the journey and the destination
Grading: 1 - strenuous Explore one of the world’s most bio diverse countries
9.VIETNAM and CAMBODIA
Grading: 2 – demanding Angkor Wat is the perfect end to an off beat endurance test
Grading: 2 – demanding A journey across one of the seven wonders of the world
Grading: 4– strenuous Trek to the base of the worlds tallest mountain.
1 CHALLENGING – Achievable but will work up a sweat 2 DEMANDING – Longer days and trickier terrain will test you 3 TOUGH – Challenging weather, altitude and rougher terrain crank up the difficulty 4 STRENUOUS – Steep climbs, long days and tougher conditions such as altitude 5 EXTREME – Requires good level of fitness. Severe temperatures and difficult terrain at altitude *All our challenges require a basic level of fitness and a commitment to training
Three Peaks Tough - 3 days - England, Scotland, Wales Register from £95
Climb 3000 metres, Walk 25 miles and travel through Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours. You’ll take in some of Britain’s most breath taking spots and rack up some serious climbs. From weekend warriors to charity challenge first timers: this challenge has something for everyone.
• Stunning British mountain, coastal and valley landscapes • Accessible starter challenge • Conquer three mountains in 24 hours • Summit the UK’s highest peak • Fast paced stamina test
What makes it demanding? Walk more than a marathon in 24 hours
Ascent of over 3000m
Unpredictable British weather
Pyrenees Coast to Coast Strenuous - 8 days - Spain, France Register from £295
Follow in the tracks of champions and steer yourself for the infamous cols of the Tour de France. Endurance, power, grit, sanity with inclines up to 10% all will be tested. But immense views, face whipping descents and open roads more than recompense.
• Tackle the legendary cols of the Tour de France • Swap the daily grind for stunning mountain vistas • Journey from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean • Pass through three countries in one day • Experience great fun and cycling camaraderie
What makes it demanding? Steep descents can be technical Daily climbs of up to 3850m
Long days cycling up to 145km
Col du Tourmalet bears a 7.27.5% ascent
Moroccan High Atlas Tough - 7 days - Morocco Register from £295
Achieve epicness in just a week away. Take the goattrack up to
• Dawn final ascent of North Africa’s tallest mountain
North Africa’s highest peak and see
• Swim in Lake Ifni’s turquoise waters
this mesmerising country from new
• Meet the locals and experience life in Berber villages
• See the Atlas’ hidden gems on the road less taken
Extension | 5 Days Edge of Sahara Register from £95 Experience the majesty and
• Finish up with a night in a Marrakech Riad
What makes it demanding?
mystery of Morocco. Take a camel ride to your traditional Berber tent where you’ll overnight under clear desert skies. Spend your days exploring the captivating Valley of Roses and Dades Gorge. Back in Marrakech, squeeze in some last
Long days trekking in the sun Rocky, dusty terrain Steep climbs up to 4167m peak
minute hustling in the souks.
6 consecutive days trekking
Mount Kilimanjaro Strenuous - 11 days - Tanzania Register from £395
Awe-inspiring but gruelling, • Summit iconic Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain the journey up to the ‘Roof of • Various routes available for differing wants Africa’ is every bit as immense as Kilimanjaro looks from across and needs the savannah plains. Hiking up to • Experience five magnificent ecosystems nearly 6000m, you’ll pass through five rich ecosystems and forge • Contribute to a thriving local economy memories to last a lifetime.
• See one of the world’s greatest natural wonders
Extension | 5- 8 days Safari and Spice Register from £95 No one goes to Tanzania without going on safari. Dig out your binoculars to spot the Big Five in three of Tanzania’s wildest reserves. Winding down from all the adventure? Add on a few days to chill on ‘Spice Island’ idyllic Zanzibar.
What makes it demanding? Sub-zero temperatures
Scrambling up Barranco Wall
Long days of trekking
Trekking at high altitude
Spires Of Fire Tough - 11 days - Guatemala Register from £395
Guatemala is a sensation. Colour and energy pulsate in proud indigenous traditions and bustling cities. But head out to the volcanoes, as we’ve chosen five of the best. Experience the awe inspiring views and challenging climbs whilst taking in the sense of serenity.
Extension | 5 Days Tikal and the Mayans Register from £95
• Five volcanoes in five days • Climb Central America’s highest peak • Toast marshmallows over volcanic lava • Lake Atitlan “the most beautiful lake in the world” • Take the unbeaten path through Mayan villages
What makes it demanding? Lots of steep climbs and descents
Experience the majestic and formidable temples rise out of the mist as the sun cuts its way up into an amber sky. Sunrise at
Rough terrain can be challenging
Tikal is like stepping into a dream. The jungle chorus will snap you out of it.
At over 4000m altitude can take its toll with heat and humidity
Machu Picchu Strenuous - 11 days - Peru Register from £395
It’s about the journey and the destination. The only real way to get to Machu Picchu is to take the ancient Incan path through the Lares Valley. An unforgettable route taking you through jungle, across rivers, past glaciers and up mountains. On top of its own mountain, set against plunging canyons Machu Picchu is monumental.
Extension | 5 day Amazon Jungle Register from £95 Want to discover another jewel of South America? Why not follow up your Andes adventure with a trip to the Amazon. Staying in riverside eco-lodges you’ll explore the jungle on ethno-botanic walks and canoe the quiet waterways.
• Journey along ancient paths to the sublime Incan City • Be awestruck by the utterly magnificent Andes • Pass more Incan ruins along the mountain trail • Experience diverse scenery from mountains to glaciers and tropical jungle • Explore fantastic Cuzco What makes it demanding? Altitude intensifies challenge highest pass hits 4650m Up to 9 hours walking per day Steep climbs and descents Heat and humidity
Brazil Jungle Trek Demanding - 11 days - Brazil Register from £395
Brazil is alive with life and
• Explore the world’s most biodiverse country
is quite possibly one of
• Immerse yourself in staggering rainforest landscapes
the coolest countries on earth. It’s time to take a
• Cool off mid trek with beach and natural pool stops
journey into the heart of this
• Experience the vibrancy of the 2016 Olympic host nation
• Feel the beat of everyday life in rural Brazil
“The views from up the peaks are epic. The unspoilt wilderness is amazing.
What makes it demanding? Hot, humid weather
Some steep climbs
- Craig Up to 8 hours trekking per day
Everest Base Camp Strenuous - 17 days - Nepal Register from £395
Underestimate a base camp summit at your peril. Walking with Sherpas, and other new friends, in their homeland is the experience of a lifetime. Base Camp is an endurance trial without a doubt but breath taking and life affirming.
• Walk with the Sherpas – the ultimate mountaineers • See the sunrise over Everest • Phenomenal views of the Himalayan giants • Pass glacial rivers and walk snowy high passes • Visit Namche Bazaar - the world’s highest market
Top Tip “Take a good camera. The scenery is genuinely incredible. Nothing prepared me for that. So you must take photos. And look up.”
What makes it demanding? Hiking at altitude Long days walking up to 9hrs
- Simon Extremes of temperature
Mekong Cycle Explorer Demanding - 11 days - Cambodia, Vietnam Register from £395
Why walk when you could cycle? Although it’s not all free wheeling to Angkor Wat. Cycling long distances on varied terrain will guarantee you’ll feel your calves burning. But you’ll have earned your pho and a cold bottle of Saigon.
• Explore breathtaking Angkor Wat • Get off the tourist trail on roads less travelled • Be accompanied by a local guide • Supported challenge (bike included) • Be immersed in local culture
What were the highlights?
Extension | 5 day Halong Bay and Hanoi Register from £95 Hanoi is a city that seems to travel at 300 miles an hour. But you won’t want to miss a thing. Swim, kayak, cave and grab some time to relax on idyllic Halong Bay. It’s too good to miss.
Angkor Wat was amazing but so was seeing the everyday life of the local people. They are some of the friendliest people on the planet. Ian
What makes it demanding? Cycle up to 90km per day
Heat, humidity, rain
7 days intensive cycling
Great Wall of China Trek Demanding - 12 days - China Register from £395
Ancient history built across 5500miles. This challenge isn’t just about distance, it’s about depth too. Switch colourful forest and panormas for culture tours and traditional home stays. Marvel at the natural world and ancient civilization in one epic journey.
Extension | 5 days Warriors and Emperors Register from £95 Fascinating and essential. The Forbidden City and the long buried Terracotta Army top China’s list of big hitting attractions. Round up your journey in imperial China’s beating heart, X’ian, and confounding Beijing.
• Exclusive routes on remote sections of wall • Immerse yourself in Northern Chinese culture • Explore ancient history at one of the Seven Wonders • Overnight in traditional home stays • Finish with a locally guided tour of Beijing
What makes it demanding? Many steps and some steep hills Varied terrain and some rocky paths
Pricing and Costs (Boring but important)
Here we lay out how it works. Remember our pricing is fully transparent and we have no hidden fees in our small print. What you see is what you get. Sign up to your challenge and pay your registration fee, it’s the non refundable guarantee of your place. You then have three options: 1) Fundraising – raise the target amount and your charity funds your place, they retain 50% plus any additional fundraising 2) Self-Fund – cover the cost of the trip 3) Flexi-Fund – pay a set contribution to reduce your fundraising target. Your charity will retain 50% of funds raised plus any additional fundraising. *Split registration fees available, pay 50% up front and the remainder at the end of the following month
Kilimanjaro - 7 Day Machame Kilimanjaro - 7 Day Rongai Kilimanjaro - 8 Day Lemosho Kilimanjaro - 6 Day Machame Kilimanjaro - 6 Day Rongai Additional 24hrs at hotel PP Additional 24hrs w/ Community Hiking Tour Machu Picchu Spires of Fire Guatemala Mekong Explorer Cycle Everest Base Camp Inc NP Dr Great Wall of China Pyrenees Coast 2 Coast Cycle Morocco High Atlas Jungle Trek 3 Peaks
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£2,275.00 £2,325.00 £2,450.00 £2,175.00 £2,225.00 £50.00 per person £65.00 per person £1,950.00 £1,700.00 £1,750.00 £1,750.00 £1,750.00 £1,400.00 £650.00 £2,000.00 £375
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FAQs How much do I have to raise? That depends on the challenge. See the Pricing and Costs page for the options available to you on page 18. How much of this money goes to charity? The fundraising target amount is split 50:50 between the charity and RWC. On our side it covers the costs of the trip. Any money you raise over the minimum target is kept solely by the charity. How will I be able to raise all that money? Easily. You’ll be fully supported with tips and ideas by the well experienced team at RWC as well as your charity. Am I fit enough? All our challenges require a basic level of fitness and a commitment to training prior to departure. Check out the challenge gradings on page 5. What’s included? For a full breakdown of what’s included (including meals, snacks, ticket, tours etc.), please refer to the challenge info pack on our website. What happens if I don’t hit my fundraising target? Your charity will do everything to ensure you hit your fundraising target. In the unlikely event that you are unable to meet the fundraising target, additional options will be available. Will there be doctors on my challenge? With all our bespoke groups we send expedition medics with the group from the UK. On open challenges, we arrange fully trained local medics to accompany the group. All have experience in expedition medicine. Who will be leading my trek? Fantastic English speaking local guides. Our guides are like family to us and we can’t wait for you to meet them. Do the guides speak English? Yes. All of our guides speak good English so you’ll be able to get to know each other and learn more about the area in which you’re travelling. However, we always suggest you learn a few words of the local languages, it enriches your experience.
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