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Overseas Challenge

 

If you are interested in taking part in any of the events below and want to support Ormiston Families with your challenge then please get in contact with the fundraising team on fundraising@ormistonfamilies.org or call 01473 705040.

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Great Wall of China Trek

Various Dates: 2017

Stretching 6000km in a dotted line across China, the Great Wall was begun in the 5th Century BC. As it snakes across the mountains it conjures up a sense of history which is difficult to grasp until you have had the opportunity to experience it. This challenge is physically demanding and offers fabulous scenery and a fascinating insight into a rich culture and history.

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Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

Various Dates: 2017

One of the ‘Seven Summits’, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Its summit rises high above the dusty plains and huge permanent glaciers flow down from its peaks. During our six days on the mountain we pass through thick forest, moorland and scree enroute to the highest point, Uhuru Peak.  

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Andes to Amazon Cycle

Various Dates: 2017

The Andes and the Amazon Rainforest are the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in South America. Our exciting and demanding cycle challenge takes in both, as we start our epic journey from the famed Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.  

We cycle through the renowned Sacred Valley, with its ruins and small villages, providing us with a great warm-up to the tough mountain passes ahead. With some tough climbs at altitude, reaching 4700m, the mountain views are magnificent and the sense of journey unforgettable. There are plenty of long descents too, as we descend almost 4000m from the heights of the Andes to the Amazon Rainforest and the end of our journey.