Just Walk 2009 last chance to sign up

Last chance to sign up to Just Walk 2009 – we are closing Just Walk registrations on Friday 1st May so hurry and sign up.

Remember you can raise funds for the charity of your choice and choose one of four distances – 60km, 40km ,20km or the 10km.

www.just-walk.co.uk

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Comic Relief climbs Kilimanjaro

Comic Relief  are taking a bunch of celebrities up Kilimanjaro to raise funds for projects in the UK, Africa and throughout some of the world\’s poorest countries.  Across the Divide have an open event  leaving for Kilimanjaro in September 2009 and November 2010 so you too can take on this huge challenge and climb Africa\’s hightest peak whilst raising funds for the charity of your choice.

Women’s Leadership Group take on Namibia by Expedition Leader Mike Taylor

At the end of September 32 members of the Prince’s Trust Womens’ Leadership Group embarked upon a week long trip to Namibia, trekking 100km in one of the oldest deserts in the world. This is an extremely harsh environment. Although the night was distinctly cold, and even damp, the days became as hot as 34C and there was no escape from the rays of the sun for several hours at a time.

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Maggie’s Mighty Bike and Hike

Almost 200 participants took on the challenge of the first Maggie’s Mighty Bike and Hike in South Wales on 11th October. The Mighty Bike and Hike fund-raising challenge took place on a route that stretched from Carmarthen to Swansea via the stunning Gower. The course was split into three endurance distances, bronze, at 45 miles, silver at 57 miles and gold at 75 miles, which had to be completed in 24 hours.

The event, which was supported by Swalec and the Evening Post, was organised by Maggie’s, the charity that supports cancer victims and their friends and families. Around 19 people completed the gold route, with the last person over the finish line at 6.30am on Sunday.

Event manager Clive Vale said

” Across the Divide are delighted to have successfully managed the first Mighty Bike and Hike. The weather was fantastic and every participant took on this huge challenge on great spirits. This is stunning part of the world and we have had great support locally and look forward to coming back next year for an even bigger and better Mighty Bike and Hike”.

Explore Nepal

Charity Treks in Nepal

We offer two fantastic trips to Nepal the Pike Peak and Everest Base Camp expeditions.

The Pike Peak trek takes you to one of the most beautiful and remote parts of the Himalayas. This is a very rewarding challenge when you reach the summit of the Pike Peak at just over 4,000 metres. Why not join Concern Worldwide on this fantastic challenge.

The Everest Base Camp Charity Expedition is the ultimate trekking challenge. The trek passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Panoramas at this altitude 5,545m are awesome, so why not join the Child Welfare Scheme on this challenge of a lifetime.

For further details on our Nepal trips click here.

Lesotho Trek with ATD 2008

Lesotho is one of Africa’s hidden gems, known as the ‘Mountain Kingdom’ or the ‘Kingdom of the Sky’ it is surrounded entirely by South Africa.  Our charity trek with the Peter McVerry Trust, takes us into the beautiful Tsehlanyane National Park, through mountain passes and past tiny mountain villages. 

 

A fantastic chance to explore this fascinating country.  

 

For further details click here

Find out what it’s really like on The Great Wall of China Trek, Don Mullan tells all

China, a land on contrasts

Don Mullan has recently been to China, to Trek the Great Wall for Children in Crossfire with Across the Divide

Don has kindly written about this charity trek, which includes the school visit, the Great Wall itself and the friendships he has made along the journey.

To view Don’s article click here.

Our China trek offers a truly unique experience. Aside from the spectacular scenery of the Great Wall and the surrounding countryside, one of the most rewarding aspects of this trek is the rare opportunity to trek and camp in a remote part of rural China and to experience local life in its most unspoilt state. The Great Wall attracts over a million visitors each year. However, the vast majority of tourists visit a small section of the wall near Beijing. We have planned a route that will take us beyond the regular tourist trail and onto sections of the wall that have only been seen by a handful of westerners over the last hundred years.   Find out more here.

‘I had the most fantastic time trekking along the Great wall. It was an experience I will never forget. I have not laughed and enjoyed myself so much for a long time’. Andrea, China trekker