A Moroccan three peaks
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 2016, The Moroccan Three 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.
Jo Hunt, events fundraiser, said: “This sevenday 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 crew of cooks, mules (and muleteers) and a Different Travel Company UK tour manager.”
The trek, which includes mainly camping overnight, can be undertaken by anyone of any age (although anyone under 18 must be 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 in sponsorship.
If you book by the end of the month, the charity is offering the chance to pay the booking fee in two instalments, in May and June.
Jo said: “The fundraising team will fully support you and help you with ideas on how to raise funds. The target may sound daunting, but broken into smaller pieces it is easily achievable. The money you raise will help fund the work of our Hospice at Home nurses and family support services.”
The trip, from June 18-26 2016 includes flights from London, transfers and transport in Morocco, accommodation, tents and sleeping mats, meals, 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 December 14. Visit www.renniegrove.org/moroccan3peaks for more details.