RAG Challenges

Below are RAG's chosen challenges for academic year 2019/20.

Everest Base Camp Trek

The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most famous hiking challenges in the world. It is without doubt one of the more challenging treks to take on, but the sheer thrill and sense of achievement you experience as you arrive at the Base Camp is hard to equal.

You will trek into the heart of the Himalaya, taking in some spectacular views along the way, including the famous Mount Everest (8848m), known locally as Sagarmatha, the world’s highest peak.

Find out more about the Everest Base Camp Trek

Event Talks

Find out more about this challenge at the following talks;

  • 8th October 2019 – 13:00 - 14:00 – Palmer Building
  • 8th October 2019 – 18:00 - 19:00 – Palmer Building

Charity: National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading autism charity. Our aim is transform lives, changes attitudes and create a society that works for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.

We support autistic people through our autism-friendly schools, specialist services and autism helpline and help educate and promote awareness to the general public through awareness campaigns, government lobbying and autism training.

National Autism Society logo

Three Peaks Challenge

Travel over 450 miles. Climb over 5,200 feet. Trek 25 miles on 3 mountains, back-to-back.

The Three Peaks is one of Britain's toughest challenges, going from sea level to the summit of each of the highest mountains of Wales, England and Scotland.

This fully supported trek will see you attempt Scafell Pike, Snowdon and Ben Nevis, back-to-back. This challenge is tough - and not to be underestimated just because it's close to home!

Find out more about the Three Peaks Challenge

Event Talks

Find out more about this challenge at the following talks;

  • 10th October 2019 – 13:00 - 14:00 – Palmer Building
  • 10th October 2019 – 18:00 - 19:00 – Palmer Building

Charity: Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis Research Foundation is a leading UK, Irish and international charity that brings together people and expertise to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists.

Their vision is of a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. A world where effective vaccinations can protect everyone. A world where people who do get the diseases get the most effective diagnosis and treatments possible. A world where people affected and their families have the best support and information.

Meningitis Research Foundation logo

Tough Mudder

What is Tough Mudder?

Tough Mudder is a range of obstacle courses and mud runs with teamwork and personal accomplishment at their heart. Whether it's a 5K or 10-mile course, you can expect world-class obstacles, a unique sense of camaraderie and an atmosphere like no other.

Find out more about Tough Mudder

Charity: Breast Cancer Now

Right now, breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving. But more are being diagnosed than ever before. One in eight women in the UK will face breast cancer in their lifetime. And every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease.

We’re going to change that.

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity – and we're dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.

Breast Cancer Now logo

Sign up today

About Choose a Challenge

Choose a Challenge was started by two individuals passionate for both adventure and charity, they returned to the UK to start a travel company, hoping to share their incredible experiences with as many young people as they could.

Over the past decade, their dream has evolved dramatically, into a leading student travel provider, which has raised over £20 million for charity and sent over 10,000 young people on life-changing experiences all over the world.

Choose a Challenge values and beliefs

Live Life Outside Your Comfort Zone

We strive to facilitate personal growth by helping others to challenge their perception of themselves through seeing the world, trying new things and realising their potential.

Create Communities

We aim to bring people together from across the world to share experiences and help them to learn more about themselves.

Be Authentic

We choose our products carefully to pick the roads less traveled and give our travelers more of an insight into the country they’re visiting.

Create Moments

We work hard to create a memorable journey that participants, charities, staff, and suppliers will look back on fondly.

Value the Journey

We look after our participants from the moment they sign up to the moment they return home and can share their fond memories with family & friends.

Respect Others

We take responsibility for the impact we have on others’ lives, the countries we send out students to and the planet.

Keep these values in mind as you continue to travel and sign up with us for future trips. You are a big part of who we are, and how we shape the future of this company! Check out the video below to find out what our values mean to us…