Work for us…Challenge Events Coordinator

We have a new exciting job opportunity come up within our UK Events Team, for a challenge events coordinator.

The role is to assist the UK Events Director to plan and manage your own portfolio of UK based challenge events. You will be working within a team covering all details regards the creation, planning and delivery of a wide selection of charitable and corporate challenge events. 

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Greenland Trek with Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute

Greenland Trek 2009 with Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute by Robin Back

Why are the Friends so interested in a sponsored trek to Greenland?

The Institute’s scientific work encompasses study of the glaciology of the Kangya Ice stream and it’s contributory ice mass contained in the Greenland Ice Cap. In an interview, Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Director of the SPRI, said : “The Greenland Ice Sheet, at 1.7 M km2, is one of the World’s two great ice sheets. If melted completely, its waters would raise global sea level by about 6 m. The Greenland Ice Sheet is drained mainly by ten fast-flowing ice streams that each produce very large numbers of icebergs. Iceberg production, together with strong melting on the underside of the floating margins of each ice stream, is the major mechanism of mass loss from the ice sheet. Continue reading

Maggies Nighthike featured in the Daily Telegraph

Across the Divide has worked hand-in-hand with the Maggies Centres to develop a series of fundraising events of which the London NightHike is one.   This years event was even more successful than last years. 

Novelist Jojo Moyes explains why she joined 1,500 people for a night hike through London

Source: the Daily Telegraph | Monday 22nd September | written by JoJo Moyes

Pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor gazed at the crowd in front of London’s City Hall, and then down at her trainers. “You can tell I’m truly serious about this because I’m wearing the ugliest shoes possible,” she sighed. “And in public.”

Walk on: Moyes hiked 20 miles, and all night, for cancer patients
Like Ellis-Bextor, I am not a natural walker. I’m happiest behind my desk writing novels, so it was surreal to find myself wedged between her, presenter Anneka Rice, and Sarah Brown, wife of the Prime Minister, as we joined 1,500 people to walk 20 miles on Friday night.

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Just Walk 2009

Just Walk 2009

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Just Walk is bigger and better for 2009, we have added some new distances to suit all ages and levels of stamina.   Now you can choose either 60km, 40km, 20km or 10km routes.   So get your walking boots on and hike for the charity of your choice.   www.just-walk.co.uk    

Across the Divide Photographic Competition

Elefriends © Mark Hannaford FRGS

Desert Elephants in Namibia

We are offering one lucky winner the chance to win an Across the Divide RAB jacket in our NEW photographic competition. 

For further details click here.

Charity Dog Sledding 2009

Dogsled for charity in the Arctic Circle

We have a record number of Dog Sledding events heading out to Norway and the Arctic Circle next year – eleven in total and that doesnt’ include our two Polar Medicine Courses!  

Three of those trips are our open events which you can raise funds for the charity of your choice.    For further details click here.

Sunset Walk – 14th September, Central London

Across the Divide have teamed up with Oxfam, in partnership with Muslim Aid, for the first Sunset Walk.

The Sunset Walk is a short stroll with a big heart. It’s your chance to take part in the season of Ramadan. To make new friends as you walk and talk – and raise money to provide food for poor communities worldwide.

It’s the most sociable and laidback fundraising you’ll ever do. The route passes through four royal parks – St. James, Green Park, Hyde Park and Regents Park. And when the sun goes down, you’ll share a fabulously tasty meal at the London Central Mosque.   Click here for further details.