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For more information, go to www.arthritisresearchuk.org

Machame Route

10 March 2017 to 19 March 2017

The most popular route on Kilimanjaro and not without good reason.

The Machame Route begins in the south through the humid rainforest with spectacularly rewarding climb up to the Shira Plateau, where sunset over the jagged features of Johnsell Point and Klute Peak provides fantastic photo opportunities.

The infamous Barranco Wall, a steep cliff with rocky outcrops makes for a tough but interesting scramble, before the route continues on to summit base camp at Barafu. You will see the sunrise over Mawenzi peak on summit day from Stella Point and the breath-taking views as Heim. Kersten, Decken and Rebmann glaciers come in to light.

How do I join Team A?

You can join Arthritis Research UK’s very own Team A by clicking on the ‘Join Team A’ button below, completing the online registration and selecting Arthritis Research UK as your chosen charity.

Join Team A

What do I get?

All our Team A challengers receive:

  • an official welcome pack, including our Guide to Fundraising with tips and advice to help raise vital funds for Arthritis Research UK, sponsorship forms and posters to help promote your fundraising
  • top training, nutritional and health advice to make sure you’re ready for the big day
  • an official Arthritis Research UK orange t-shirt to wear on the big day
  • support from the Arthritis Research UK events team before, during

What else do I need to know?

There are three payment options available for you to choose from:

  • minimum Sponsorship – pay a registration fee of £399 to Action Challenge and commit to a minimum sponsorship target of £3,900.
  • self-Fund - pay a registration fee of £399 to Action Challenge and then a further payment of £1950 to Action Challenge. You then raise as much sponsorship as possible for Arthritis Research UK
  • mixed Funded – pay a registration fee of £399 to Action Challenge, a further payment of £780 to Action Challenge and commit to a minimum sponsorship target of £2,600

You must:

  • be 18 years old to take part in this event
  • if choosing the sponsorship option, get 80% of your fundraising in 10 weeks prior to departure and the remaining 20% before you depart directly to Arthritis Research UK
  • if choosing to self-fund your trip, get your payment directly to Action Challenge 12 weeks before departure date
  • if choosing to mixed fund, pay £780 to Action Challenge 12 weeks prior to departure and then get 80% of your sponsorship target into Arthritis Research UK 10 weeks prior to departure and the remaining 20% of your sponsorship target into Arthritis Research UK before departure

You can:

  • choose a payment option that suits you
  • choose a date which suits you including the date listed
  • go to Action Challenge directly by emailing Tom on kili@actionchallenge.com or calling on 020 7609 6695

Included in your price:

  • fully qualified Action Challenge Leader, and Local Head Guides / Assistant Guides
  • full medical support including a UK Doctor, 24 hour support, and the National Park rescue service
  • hotels and meals pre & post climb - on a twin share basis.
  • camping on the trek using quality equipment / private areas - twin share basis - and large mess tents.
  • private toilets for our group - kept clean / stocked by porters. Warm water each morning.
  • return international flights, including any fuel surcharge up to 5% of the overall trip cost. More information can be found at www.kilimanjarochallenge.com.
  • porters for carrying luggage between camps and putting up the camps.
  • all meals on the trek provided by the kitchen crew. 3 good varied meals per day & snacks
  • purified and treated drinking water whilst trekking / camping. Totally safe!
  • celebration dinner - and you'll get a certificate and a medal.
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