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Charity Challenge Training Days

Charity Challenge Training Days


Our informative, interesting and highly useful training days are designed to provide you with a great opportunity to pick up lots of useful hints and tips, learn and apply some new skills.

You will also be going on a good day’s walk (approx 4-5 hours) which will help you determine your own fitness levels and put you through your paces on terrain similar to what you may experience abroad. You will also meet some like-minded people and have some fun as well!

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COST: £70pp

Register your interest: Please contact us using this contact form and we will add you to our list. We will contact you as soon as we are able to firm up these dates and open up for registrations. This will be on a first come first served basis.

If you have a group enquiry we can also run bespoke days/weekends in any number of locations in the UK – contact us and we can discuss the various options available and organise something to suit your specific needs.


Upon arrival you will be met by your instructors and receive a welcome brief and have the opportunity to meet your follow participants.  You will have your first set of seminars and learn about personal clothing and what to pack in your day bag before departing on a day hike.  The route depends upon the weather but is generally between 5-6 hours in lower to medium level terrain.  During this walk you will have the opportunity to discuss your clothing and day bag in more detail and have the opportunity to learn about the health and safety that goes into a challenge prior to your departure and during your trip.

In the later afternoon you will have some more seminars and learn about some basic campcraft skills, camp administration, packing advice, hygiene cooking in the outdoors and about teamwork and supporting others whilst on your challenge.

You will also learn about basic navigation, pre challenge fitness training, health and wellbeing, walking techniques and have the opportunity to ask your instructors all the questions you may have. You will return to base, have the opportunity to change and ask any final questions before you depart.


The training element of the weekend is in a seminar format delivered inside and outside depending upon the subject. The various modules we deliver include:

  • Trek Teamwork – learning the importance of teamwork on expedition and some of the skills you can use to enhance your own experience and that of your fellow trekkers.
  • Personal clothing and equipment – What to wear and what not to wear. What to pack, how to pack it, where to buy it.
  • Expedition Fitness – what types of training should you be undertaking for your expedition and what can you do to ensure your body is prepared for the activities you will be undertaking whilst on expedition.
  • Health and Wellbeing – Personal hygiene, use of sun cream, keeping hydrated, warm ups and stretching, food and snacks
  • Trekking Skills – Using walking poles, walking on different terrain, spacing, walking at altitude, walking at night.
  • Basic outdoors first aid advice – what to look for and what you should take with you to ensure you are able to look after yourself whilst on expedition.
  • Walking Techniques – how to tackle rough and steep terrain and how to try and minimize the risk of blisters and muscle strains.
  • Outdoor Skills – the skills you need to ensure you and your team can remain safe and comfortable in the outdoors and get the most out of your outdoor experience.


Please also note that no food is included so please bring a packed lunch and snacks for the day.


As well as the day-only events outlined above, if you have a group enquiry of 6 or more people we can also run bespoke day-only or full-weekend training packages including an overnight stay and an additional day of training walks. These can be held in any number of locations in the UK – contact us and we can discuss the various options available and organise something to suit your specific needs.

Client testimonials:

“It was a great experience yesterday and the best walk I have done so far as part of my training for the Three Peaks. Thanks for all your top tips, mountain knowledge, stories and encouragement. You were all excellent”.

“Thank you for the weekend I am glad I attended. It was an immensely worthwhile experience, filled with loads of helpful tips and information. I can say with 100% certainty my challenge will be more comfortable and enjoyable due to the advice received. I would urge everyone doing a challenge to attend a training weekend.”

“Had the best time ever! Thanks for all the hints and tips and for putting us through our paces this weekend! Thanks so much!”

“A really great weekend – feel much more prepared for my trek now!”

Cancellation Terms: 

Cancellations by customer: 30% cancellation charge for any cancellations made more than 8 weeks ahead of the event. Less than 8 weeks and more than 4 weeks we charge a 50% cancellation charge. Less than 4 weeks we usually charge a 100% cancellation charge. We are happy, at our discretion, to transfer places to other dates upon request.

Cancellations by Inspired Outdoor Events: Please note that the weekends require a minimum number of participants to proceed. We will keep all customers updated on how numbers are progressing. If we have to cancel the weekend due to not hitting numbers we will make this decision no later than 4 weeks ahead of the event and a full refund will be provided.