Treks & Challenges

Grand Canyon Trek

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Event Details

Date:
22/09/2018 - 30/09/2018
Event type:
Treks & Challenges
Difficulty:
Moderate - Training required
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
Option A - Registration fee £595 + Minimum sponsorship £3,300 Option B - Registration fee £595 + Self Funding £2,300
Contact details:
Claire Lyden, Events & Community Manager 01726 66868 (opt 3) clyden@cornwallhospice.co.uk
Location:
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The Grand Canyon Trek is an exceptional charity challenge experience, to one of the best natural wonders of the world.

Your spectacular Grand Canyon Trek starts in Sedona Canyons with an acclimatisation trek in Red Rock State Park. The next day sees you trekking down into the Grand Canyon from Hualapai Hilltop into the Haversupai region of the Canyon passing amazing waterfalls, red stone canyon walls and travertine formed steams. Your basecamp is near to the awe inspiring famous Haversu Falls. In the Canyon, you will have two days trekking along, through and down into its depths using streams, rock beds, chains and ladders down waterfalls, and even swimming to reach the base of the Canyon. You can even trek up to the Esplanade with a bird’s eye view of the Canyon and its multiple levels. Your challenge finishes in Las Vegas via the historic Route 66.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

A good level of fitness is required for this trek. Although this is not a difficult trek it is still challenging as there are some steep sections and exposed overlooks on various trails. Anyone who leads a healthy lifestyle should be able to complete the challenge.

What Happens Next?

We’ll be with you every step of the way in your preparation for your Grand Canyon Trek. In just a few simple steps you can be on your way to trekking one of the natural wonders of the world.

1. Sign up today, with our trusted partners Expedition Wise Ltd who work with us  to organise and run the Grand Canyon Trek. You will need to choose payment option A or B*

2. You will receive an email from Expedition Wise Ltd to let you know that your application has been successful.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, training guides etc.

4. We will hold an information evening for the Grand Canyon Trek, giving you the opportunity to find out more, ask us any questions you may have and meet fellow trekkers.

5. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

6. 3-6 months before heading off on your Grand Canyon Trek, Expedition Wise Ltd will send you a pre-departure pack which will include all the final information you need before you go.

7. Enjoy the trek!

*please note when choosing payment option B we ask you to commit to raising £1,000 in sponsorship to support our work.

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Every year it costs over £5 million to provide the specialist care we offer to our in and out patients. Only 20% of this is funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS Commissioners, in simple terms, the NHS contribution pays for 71 days of care each year. In a calendar year that’s only enough to get us to the 12th March. We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our 32 shops.

£56 could pay for three hours of unrivalled specialist care from one of our nurses, helping patients who are terminally ill.

£37 could pay for one Lymphoedema appointment to ease swelling and symptoms for someone with cancer.

£23 could pay for an hour with our bereavement counsellor, supporting families  through the loss of a loved one.

Downloads
Grand Canyon Trek Itinerary

Download a detailed itinerary to find out more about the trek.

Grand Canyon Trek Kit List

For more information on what to pack for the trek download the kit list now.

Expedition Wise Q&A's

Do you have more questions about the trek? Download the guide for your questions to be answered.

Training Guide

Do you need more information on the best way to train for the Atlas Mountains Trek? Download the helpful training hints and tips guide today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your event is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be as successful as possible so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

How old do I need to be to take part?

To take part in the Grand Canyon Trek you need to be 18 years or over.