Sahara Desert Challenge - January 2019

Following our incredible 2018 Winter Toubkal Ascent Challenge, we’re excited to be offering a second exciting Adventure Challenge in January 2019: a fantastic Sahara Desert expedition

We will be working in partnership with Tribal Tracks who will be arranging all logistics for this trip.  Here are some of the amazing highlights:

  • Experience the terrain and the wildlife of the Sahara Desert
  • Trek over plateaus and sand dunes and through valleys, gorges, and stunning oases
  • Trek between 12-25km per day, total of 100km
  • Fully supported trek with camels and desert guides and cooks
  • Experience the extremes of the desert’s day and night temperatures
  • Sleep under canvas looking up at the clear African skies
  • The final night celebration to salute the group’s impressive achievement

Places for the first week's Challenge are now fully booked but due to demand we have opened up a second week, which will run from 21st – 27th January 2019.   More details about this exciting Challenge can be found in the Itinerary.

The maximum group size for each trek is 18 people.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to be part of this exciting new Challenge or find out more about the expedition, please contact Charlie at Tribal Tracks 

Our inaugural Adventure Challenge:  A Winter Ascent of Mount Toubkal 

In early 2018 our inaugural Adventure Challenge comprised a mountaineering expedition: a winter ascent of Mount Toubkal in Morocco, Northern Africa’s highest mountain.  

A team of 26 novice mountaineers took up the challenge to trek to Toubkal in the beautiful snow-covered High Atlas Mountains, overcoming the effects of the high altitude and learning to use ice axes and crampons for this challenging 3-day winter expedition.  Led by our event partner Far Frontiers Expeditions Ltd, the team battled deep snow and bitter winds to reach the summit ridge of Mount Toubkal on the morning of Saturday 3rd February, at a height of 4,100 metres.

“It was an extraordinary challenge - truly unforgettable,” says 40tude’s Chair of Trustees Gordon Moore. “Our ascent of Toubkal was much harder and took longer than we had envisaged, not least due to the large amount of snow high on the mountain which we had to crawl through at times to reach the summit ridge. It was a heroic effort by all who took part and we’re very proud of everyone who braved our inaugural mountaineering challenge and raised so much for 40tude in so doing – simply an amazing achievement.”

This new challenge for 40tude has helped to raise both awareness of colon cancer and the importance of getting screened for this type of cancer - as well as vital funds to enable 40tude to continue to support inspirational research programmes targeted at the early detection and treatment of colon cancer.  We're delighted that £80,000 was raised as a result of the expedition team's amazing efforts.   Many congratulations and thank you to all who took part!  

See our short film of our Mount Toubkal adventure at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phWEmvhAu54