It definitely is a challenge! The climb starts easy but gets harder and harder-like levelling up on a game! Not only do you have to be determined and have a positive attitude but you must push yourself physically and mentally! However, you feel a sense of real achievement and the view is just stunning! My camera battery is exhausted, just like me.
Our key volunteer fundraising event this year is The Teide Challenge. The Teide Challenge is not for the fainthearted. It’s a physical feat perfect for anyone with a love of mountaineering, incredible views as well as physical and mental challenges.
We encourage all of our volunteers to attempt The Teide Challenge as part of a fundraiser to help support projects and communities around the world. We are looking to raise £30,000 in 2019, as this will allow us to start two new projects, including the development of the Atlantic Ocean Cetacean Network, which will support whale and dolphin research and conservation efforts of organisations across the Atlantic.
Mount Teide is the third highest volcano on earth, and most voluminous in the world. It is the highest peak on the Canary Islands and in the whole of Spain. So, to reach the summit really is quite an achievement.
The climb takes place overnight, to protect you from the sun, and you then get to watch the sunrise from the highest point on the island. According to the people here that have completed the challenge its apparently the most incredible sunrise you could ever see! Once you have reached the summit, you are then presented with two options. Either you can walk back down to base camp, or the choose the more popular Cable Car back down to the bottom.
To take part in the Teide Challenge, we ask that you visit our Registration Page to ensure your place on the challenge. There is a registration fee of £20 that covers your transport to and from the foot of Teide, as well as your official Teide Challenge Finisher keepsake t-shirt, a great way of showing off your achievement.
Once registered we encourage each climber to set up their own fundraising page on Just Giving and join the Challengers Team Page.
From experience, the longer our climbers have to fundraise the better, so we would encourage everyone to get their fundraising page up and running ASAP!
Thank you so much for taking part, and good luck!!