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Trekkers reach heights of success!
Published date: 06 October 2017
In September six intrepid explorers packed up their kit, laced up their boots and set off on a trip of a lifetime, to reach the historic site of Machu Picchu.
The route our team undertook was through the High Andes mountain range over 5 days on wild and rarely travelled Ancient Inca Trails. The in country guide, Elkin, had secured permission to use this route which enabled us to avoid the tourist masses on the main Inca Trail route that most companies offer.
The “challenge” event lived up to its name and although it was tough at times, the overriding experience was amazing. Despite some hard and remote days trekking, difficulties with being at altitude, and the absence of home comforts, all our awesome trekkers completed the route and reached their destination. And what a magnificent destination it was!
Please take 10 minutes to visit the expedition BLOG which gives a full report of the trip and most importantly some stunning photographs of the journey.
Not only did our team achieve their challenge but they raised a whopping £25,000 for Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice in the process.
So thank you to Sharon, Cathy, Claire, Sheri, Debbie, and Steven, your support will make a HUGE difference to our hospice. You are all Life Changers and we sincerely hope you are all proud of yourselves.
If you feel inspired by our incredible challengers, why not check out our EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK for 2018!
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