Fundraising Challenges

Each of our expeditions has a fundraising challenge

Setting your fundraising target

After applying for an expedition programme, you will have a telephone conversation with our Engagement team. They will ask you some questions about your household income and this will determine your fundraising target. This is to reduce financial barriers to a young person joining us on expedition.

The Engagement team will provide advice and encouragement to help you reach your target and support you throughout your journey. If accepted onto the expedition programme, you must fundraise to the minimum amount agreed with the Engagement team. When you reach your target, you will receive a letter signed by that specific explorer to congratulate you on your achievement.

The Challenges

  • Ben Saunders Challenge

    A polar explorer and a record-breaking long-distance skier, in 2004 Ben became the youngest person ever to ski solo to the North Pole. He led the first return journey to the South Pole on foot via Shackleton and Scott’s route in 2013 and has skied more than 3,700 miles on polar expeditions since 2001.

    • Target 1: £50
    • Target 2: £120
    • Target 3: £220
  • Rory Stewart Challenge

    Rory Stewart is a writer, politician, diplomat and explorer. As someone who believes in the value of wild places, he’s no stranger to personal challenge and expeditions. In 2002 Rory completed an 18 month trek across Asia, including Iran, Pakistan, the Indian and Nepali Himalayas, and finishing with a 36-day solo walk across Afghanistan in the early months of 2002.

    • Target 1: £100
    • Target 2: £250
    • Target 3: £500
  • Sean Conway Challenge

    Sean Conway is a Zimbabwean endurance adventurer and explorer who became the first person to cycle, swim, and run the length of Great Britain, from Land’s End to John o’Groats. In 2016 he completed the world’s longest triathlon, a 4,200-mile journey around the coast of Britain. His most recent achievement was the world record for cycling 4000 miles unsupported across Europe in less than 25 days.

    • Target 1: £250
    • Target 2: £500
    • Target 3: £1000
  • Tori James Challenge

    Tori James is the first Welsh woman to climb Mount Everest, at the age of 25, making her the youngest British woman ever to complete the ascent. She also set the record for the longest open sea kayak crossing in UK waters (200km) when the Beeline Britain team became the first to travel in a straight line from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Tori has also cycled the length of New Zealand.

    • Target 1: £375
    • Target 2: £750
    • Target 3: £1500
  • Ranulph Fiennes Challenge

    Described by The Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer” in 1984, Sir Ranulph Fiennes is the only man alive to have travelled around the Earth’s circumpolar surface. He was the first person to completely cross Antarctica on foot and in May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.

    • Target 1: £500
    • Target 2: £1000
    • Target 3: £2000
  • Dwayne Fields Challenge

    Explorer and adventurer Dwayne Fields is the first black Briton to walk over 400 miles to the magnetic North Pole in 2010. Since then, he has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London for his work inspiring young people to realise that, whatever their background, they can explore the outdoors.

    • Target 1: £750
    • Target 2: £1500
    • Target 3: £3000
  • Tashi & Nungshi Malik Challenge

    Tashi and Nungshi Malik are the first siblings and twins to climb the Seven Summits and reach the North and South Poles and complete the Adventurers Grand Slam and Three Poles Challenge. In 2020 they won the Nari Shakti Puraskar award, given by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of the Government of India.

    • Target 1: £875
    • Target 2: £1750
    • Target 3: £3500
  • Martin Hewitt Challenge

    Martin Hewitt is the first to complete the Explorers Grand Slam with a team of disabled mountaineers. After forming and captaining the first Combined Services Disabled Ski Team, he went on to represent GB in the Paralympic World Championships competing in downhill ski racing. In 2011 he walked unsupported to the Geographic North Pole, joined by Prince Harry as part of the Walking With The Wounded team.

    • Target 1: £1000
    • Target 2: £2000
    • Target 3: £4000