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** This challenge is now complete. If you’re interested in this challenge in Winter 2022/23 then register your interest below ***

Take on a snowy adventure in the Cairngorms 

The allure of the highest, wildest, sub-arctic plateau in Britain is the main attraction and the icing on the cake is a chance to learn night navigation, avalanche awareness, emergency shelters, ice axe and crampon training throughout the trip in this raw wilderness.  

The Snowhole Challenge is a three-day trip into the Cairngorms from 14-16 March 2022, where you’ll brave the elements, learn some winter-survival skills, and spend two nights in a snowhole you’ll dig yourself. An amazing opportunity to set yourself an impressive challenge and fundraise for Mind in Bradford by doing something totally unique!

Ask your friends, family and colleagues to support you in taking on this challenge on behalf of Mind in Bradford and help us to ensure we can be there for the people in our community who need us. 

Donate to this year’s Snowhole Team and show your support

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Snowhole Challenge details

Please note that participants must be fit enough to walk for three days while carrying a 12kg rucksack and have hillwalking experience on summits 3000ft and above in the Lake District or North Wales. 

Challenge cost: £290pp – to be paid outright or taken from your fundraising total.

Date: 14th – 16th March 2022

This cost includes: 

√ Expedition meals and provisions

√ Qualified, local guiding and instruction

√ All local transport throughout

√ FREE pick up/drop off at local rail station (Aviemore)

√ FREE pick up/drop off at Inverness airport

√ All specialist equipment: no hidden hire costs – you will be supplied with a winter sleeping bag, gore-tex bivvy bag, mat, and all winter hardwear including an expedition rucksack if needed

√ FREE accommodation – shovel supplied to create your snowhole!

Fundraising target: *£1000 per person. 

*You have until 30th April 2022 to raise the fundraising target, that’s £250 per month from January to April – you can do it!

Find out more about the Snowhole challenge for 2022/2023 from our Fundraising team by filling in the contact form below.

The 2022 Snowhole Team 






Register your interest for Winter 2022/23

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