Raise vital funds for Mind in Bradford while discovering the confidence that constructing your own shelter in a harsh climate gives you – and the satisfaction and warmth of having a wee dram in your sleeping bag, by candle light.
Take on the Snowhole Challenge in aid of Mind in Bradford!
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, 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.
Will you take on this unique challenge in aid of Mind in Bradford?
Challenge cost: £290pp – to be paid outright or taken from your fundraising total.
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.
Please note that participants must be fit enough to walk for three days while carrying a 12kg rucksack and have hillwalking experience on summits 3000m and above in the Lake District or North Wales.
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"The biases are there within the health care sector."
Angela blogs about her experience of accessing mental health care as a Black woman for @MindCharity - read her full story: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/your-stories/the-biases-i-face-as-a-black-woman/