11 May 2015

Moroccan 3 Peaks Challenge for Rennie Grove

Moroccan 3 PeaksWould 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 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 over 4,000m altitude, offer great trekking in the rugged and dramatic landscapes of both the Toubkal National Park and the Central High Atlas.

Jo Hunt, Events Fundraiser, 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 mainly camping overnight, can be undertaken by anyone of any age (min. 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.

If you book by the end of May the charity is offering you the chance to pay your 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 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 June 18-26 2016, includes flights from London, all transfers and transport in Morocco, accommodation, tents and sleeping mats on trek, 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 14 December 2015. Please visit www.renniegrove.org/moroccan3peaks for more details.