Charity Trek at the Grand Canyon
In October 2016, 16 extremely brave fundraisers came together for an unforgettable, life changing experience by taking part in our charity trek, through the heart of the Grand Canyon in the USA, to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity.
They say you have to visit to truly appreciate the vastness and majesty of one of nature's finest examples, where you can see two billion years’ worth of earth's geological history. From 1st October 2016, our trekkers spent five days exploring an ancient Indian trail at the heart of the Grand Canyon, stopping along the way to admire amazing red rock formations, stunning waterfalls and crystal clear lagoons – ending with a final celebration in the bright lights of Las Vegas.
On day one our travellers journeyed from Manchester, to Washington, to Phoenix, to Scottsdale Arizona. Incredible milestones throughout their trek included Route 66, Havasu Creek, Mooney and Beaver Falls, Navajo Falls and the Canyon Rim. Views were nothing short of spectacular!
After an incredibly difficult journey, our trekkers endured a short four-hour stint in the van to Vegas with no sleep, as the music was blaring and singing soon followed! The celebrations were in full swing by the time they reached Sin City, including a meal in the Excalibur Hotel, a walk around the strip, a visit to the local tattoo parlour, a nightclub knees up and a couple of wins (and losses) in the casino!
What was involved?
- Trek organised by Global Adventure Challenges Ltd, experienced challenge organisers
- Five days trekking along the stunning scenery of the Grand Canyon
- Time to spend a night in Las Vegas at the end of the trip
- Flights from Manchester
- Experienced, enthusiastic and knowledgeable trek leaders from the UK
- A support vehicle to carry main luggage items
- Fundraising support
Costs to take part
- Registration fee: £349
- Minimum sponsorship: £3,190
- More information
If you were interested in taking part in this life changing trip but missed out, fear not – every year Alder Hey Children’s Charity embarks on an incredible fundraising adventure overseas. In October 2017, we will be cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia – if you would like to join us, get in touch!