Interview with the boss: 20 years of running Charity Challenge

June 26, 2019

20 years of running Charity Challenge has given Simon Albert many amazing opportunities to travel the world, meet the Queen, and share incredible experiences with his sons. But helping others raise money for charity and achieve their own personal goals has always been Simon’s chief motivator for running Charity Challenge.

In celebration of Charity Challenge’s 20th birthday, we grabbed an interview with the boss, to reflect on what makes the company he started 20 years ago special.

Charity Challenge founder, Simon Albert, on the Great Wall of China

How and why did you start Charity Challenge?

I participated in two trekking challenges in my early 20s, climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and trekking through the desert in Jordan to reach the incredible ancient city of Petra. These were amazing experiences. I made loads of new friends and ticked off two things on my bucket list. I wanted to do more.

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June 18, 2019

Women are “Out-Toughing Men” Reports Fundraising Travel Company As It Launches New Challenges to Mark Milestone Anniversary

  • Demand for Charity Challenges has Grown 92 per cent in Five Years
  • Women are “Out-Toughing” Men
  • Adventurers are Seeking Travel Challenges Closer to Home
  • New Challenges for 2019 include an Uncharted Kilimanjaro Climb, a Trek in The Alps & a Trekking, Cycling and Kayaking Combo in The Lake District

Fundraising tour operator, Charity Challenge is celebrating its milestone 20th anniversary by revealing a raft of travel trends and launching three brand new challenges for 2019.

Charity Challenge has trawled through 20 years of booking data to reveal that women are “out-toughing” men. They’ve also found challenges closer to home are booming in popularity and, overall, demand for Charity Challenge expeditions is greater than ever.

“In the past 20 years, Charity Challenge has helped tens of thousands of individuals to achieve incredible personal goals. While also raising in excess of £55,000,000 for more than 1,800 worthwhile causes globally,” said Simon Albert, Director of Charity Challenge. “In the past five years, alone, we have seen the number of people taking on challenges with us grow by 92%. Continue Reading…


Meet the Team – Sarah Caroll

May 2, 2019

Sarah Caroll join the Charity Challenge team in early 2019. Her background working in charity fundraising and passion for travel and adventure make her the perfect person to look after Charity Challenge’s valued charity and corporate clients as an Account Manager. Read on to find out what makes Sarah tick.

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9 Adventure Activities to Try in the Lake District

April 3, 2019

In the adventure capital of the UK, the opportunities to challenge yourself are practically unlimited. Home to England’s highest mountain and deepest lake, the region has inspired writers, artists and poets for generations. Check out our nine favourite Lake District adventure activities.

Cumbria’s Carlisle airport re-opens this summer; making this iconic destination is easier than ever to visit. Be inspired by these nine ways to experience the adventures, thrills and treasures of the Lake District. The only problem is which to try first. Continue Reading…


Edward’s Kilimanjaro Challenge adventure

March 15, 2019

Fundraising legend and serial challenger, Edward Dijmarescu, shares the highlights from his adventures on the Kilimanjaro Challenge and what motivates him to keep on taking on new challenges.

Why did you choose to join the Kilimanjaro Challenge?

For many years I had my heart set on Kilimanjaro and I always wanted to summit a big mountain that doesn’t require technical skills. There was no better option than Mt Kilimanjaro. I was also very keen to visit Tanzania and stand on top of the highest free standing mountain in the world @ 5,895mASL – that’s pretty big. Once I planned in my head and I also found out that one of my trek mates from Everest Base Camp 2017 (Peter Lavvaf) was going for it, I was on a mission and I had a new purpose. The rest was just logistics and preparation. Of course the perfect partner in crime was once again Charity Challenge.

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March 12, 2019

Fundraising Travel Company Challenges Adventurers with a New Way to Conquer Africa’s Mightiest Mountain

Fundraising tour operator, Charity Challenge has launched a thrilling new way for adventurers to conquer Africa’s highest peak, crossing its remote Northern Icefields. The new Kilimanjaro North Face Climb itinerary from Charity Challenge takes adventurers up the virtually untouched north flank of the mountain, allowing them to reach the summit in daylight, something that the traditional Kili climbs have not been able to do. The route begins with a trek through a beautiful rainforest, before taking adventurers to the remote Northern Icefields and across the Reusch Crater, an area that no other Kilimanjaro itinerary touches.

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