Chal­leng­ing Moroc­can trek’s the hospice’s event of 2015

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WOULD you like to chal­lenge your­self while help­ing to raise vi­tal funds for a fan­tas­tic lo­cal char­ity?

Ren­nie Grove Hospice Care has a very ex­cit­ing event planned for 2015 – The Moroc­can 3 Peaks Chal­lenge.

Lo­cated in the High At­las Moun­tain range, three spec­tac­u­lar peaks await.

Jbel Toubkal, Jbel Ouanoukrim and M’Goun are Morocco’s three high­est peaks and of­fer a tempt­ing chal­lenge to ad­ven­tur­ous and fit trekkers.

Th­ese peaks, all of which are more than 4,000m al­ti­tude, of­fer great trekking in the rugged and dra­matic land­scapes of both the Toubkal Na­tional Park and the Cen­tral High At­las.

Events fundraiser Jo Hunt said: “This seven-day trek is graded chal­leng­ing and you must be at a good level of fit­ness to en­sure you have the best chance of suc­cess and the great­est en­joy­ment.

“This trek is ac­com­pa­nied by pro­fes­sional English-speak­ing lo­cal guides who have an ex­cel­lent knowl­edge of trekking and cul­ture in the re­gion and are first aid trained. You will also be sup­ported by a full support crew of cooks, mules (and mule­teers) and a Dif­fer­ent Travel Company UK tour man­ager.”

The sum­mit days are long and tir­ing and you will start trekking be­fore dawn to reach the sum­mit in good time.

The trek, which in­cludes camp­ing overnight, can be un­der­taken by any­one of any age (min­i­mum 18, un­less ac­com­pa­nied by an adult) as long as you have a good level of fit­ness and you are healthy and de­ter­mined. There is no up­per age limit.

Jo added: “An ideal can­di­date for the trek would be some­one who en­joys be­ing out of their com­fort zone and try­ing some­thing new.”

A £270 reg­is­tra­tion fee is payable at the time of book­ing and once you are regis­tered you must com­mit to rais­ing at least £1,500 spon­sor­ship.

Jo said: “The fundrais­ing team will fully support you and help you with ideas on how you can raise funds. The tar­get may sound daunt­ing, but bro­ken down into smaller pieces it is eas­ily achiev­able. The money you raise will help to fund the work of our hospice at home nurses and fam­ily support ser­vices.”

The trip, which takes place from Septem­ber 19 to 27, in­cludes flights from London, all trans­fers and trans­port in Morocco, ac­com­mo­da­tion, tents and sleep­ing mats, all meals, lo­cal ex­pert English-speak­ing guides, porters/mules and cooks, trekking per­mits and a UK Dif­fer­ent Travel tour man­ager as well as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Ren­nie Grove.

The clos­ing date for reg­is­tra­tion is March 19 and an in­for­ma­tion evening is planned for March 10 from 7pm at Ren­nie House, in Tring.

Please visit www.ren­niegrove.org/moroc­can 3peaks for more de­tails.

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