Doinit for Charity
This summer we have two challenges planned, Climbinit and Hikinit. These trips are entirely self funded so 100% of all donations will go to the selected good cause.
Médecins Sans Frontières MSF (Doctors Without Borders) is an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation. They are committed to providing medical aid where it is most needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or gender and also to raising awareness of the plight of the people we help. www.msf.org.uk
Their aim is to ensure more people survive cancer. The term 'cancer’ actually refers to more than 200 diseases that all involve the uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells, which makes their vision of beating cancer a complex challenge. Sadly, more than one in three of us will get cancer at some point. It’s vital that they continue their research so that many more lives can be saved. www.cancerresearchuk.org
A different kind of 3 peaks challenge!
This summer we attempt to summit three European peaks:
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Mount Teide, Tenerife: 7th - 11th May
The world’s third largest volcano overdue an eruption will be our first challenge. Flights are booked and we hope to summit within a few days. We are currently organising the required permits to allow the team reach the peak at 3,718 metres above sea level.
COMPLETED: Read about our trip here.
Mount Olympus, Greece: 14th -18th June
The home of the Gods stands at 2,917 metres above sea level making this the highest mountain we’ve climbed yet. Our trip will start at Thessaloniki were we’ll make our way down the coast to the small town of Litochoro, the last stop before we spend three days on the mountain. Read about our trip here.
The Mount Zugspitze, Germany: 25th - 30th July
The highest mountain in Germany combines spectacular scenery with perhaps the most challenging terrain leading to its peak at 2,962 metres.Read about our trip here.
Confirmed members of the team: Marek Nusl, Andy Weston, Dan Nusl, Owen Powis, Simon Critchley, Hannah Haselgrove, Philip McIntosh, Lee Welsh
Latest Press Release: A DIFFERENT KIND OF THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE
Hikinit - Outer Hebrides, Scotland
August 11th - 20th: Crossing the Outer Hebrides –The longitudinal nature of this island chain make it a great challenge to cross on foot, yet it’s astonishing that no official long distance footpath exists. Whilst plenty of short Km paths around these islands exist most visitors concentrate themselves in focal areas. Very few set themselves the feat taking in the whole chain. Stunning scenery and loads of wildlife awaits those who try bridging these islands. The few small settlements will provide an insight in to a unique way of life here which has frontier feel about it. The expected hike will start at one of the main southern settlements of Barra and end at administrative capital of Stornoway some 140 miles later. A trip to St Kilda on the extremities of the UK, and whose population was evacuated in the 1930’s is also on the cards as part of this challenge.
Once we’ve completed these challenges we will of course publish the relevant articles in the appropriate sections of this website.
- March 15th
- Flights are now booked for Teide and for Olympus
- Accommodation is booked/reserved for all 3 climbs
- March 29th
- We should have a small bit in the next issue of Adventure Travel Magazine
- 3% of target reached, looks like its going to be an uphill struggle, but we're confident we'll get there
- Looks like the team will be getting bigger ... more news soon
- April 01st
- For our Outer Hebrides hike we've joined up with our friend Loyal Mehnert, for him that will be the finishing point for his own amazing hiking adventure encompassing 1200 miles. See Hike for Hope 2012
- April 08th
- Final prep work, bought new shoes. Not long to go
- April 29th
- We're in Adventure Travel Magazine
- May 06th
- The day has come - we're off
- May 14th
- We are back from Teide. It was amazing. More info soon.
- Time to start planning Mt Olympus