Taking place from the 5th-10th March 2020 you will travel to Rovaniemi in Finland before beginning your three-day adventure. The Arctic trek is considered “the best challenge ever” where you’ll make friends for life, take home memories that no pictures can impart, and where you will be part of something very few others will experience.

5 days 19 hours 51 mins 22 secs to go!

Event Details

If trekking up to 70km in temperatures as low as -30 degrees whilst dragging your equipment behind you in a pulk and sleeping in a tent along the Arctic Circle sounds amazing, then this perfect challenge for you!

In addition to the tougher side of the challenge, there will also be the opportunity to tick off a few popular bucket list items; see some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery and glistening snowdrifts, spend a night in the Arctic Snow Hotel, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, but there is no guarantee that you will get to meet Santa Claus when you visit his official home town Rovaniemi.

Did you know?

  • Antarctica is colder than the Arctic – so it’s not that cold!!!!!!
  • Temperatures can drop to -68C but when you are trekking it will only be -30C!
  • The Arctic Circle marks the area where for a day a year there is 24 hours of daylight and a day a year there is 24 hours of darkness.
  • If you’re lucky enough to see the Northern Lights, they are approx. 100km or 60 miles from earth but yet can be seen so clearly.
    Rovaniemi is really the hometown of Santa Claus - but don’t tell everyone or he’ll take you off his list!

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Fundraising Target

Minimum sponsorship for this trek is £3,700 with a £350 deposit.  Our team would be delighted to support you with ideas, tips and resources for your fundraising.

Conditions of Entry

  • We require a non-refundable registration fee as highlighted for your chosen overseas trek from each participant with cheques made payable to ‘Ayrshire Hospice’.
  • You must then raise a minimum sponsorship as highlighted for your trek. 50% of the minimum sponsorship must be paid to the Ayrshire Hospice at least 20 weeks prior to departure. 100% sponsorship must be paid 6-8 week prior to departure
  • If you are unable to meet any of the requirements for sponsorship money payment you will forfeit your place, although you can choose to make up the balance yourself.
  • Should you, for whatever reason, not take up your place, all sponsor forms and sponsor money collected must be forwarded to the Ayrshire Hospice.
  • All money raised must be paid in £ sterling.
  • You must be aged 18 or over on the date of departure to register.
  • You must not suffer from alcohol or drug dependency nor have any criminal convictions.
  • All flights, timings, itinerary and arrangements are subject to change without notice although we will strive to keep you informed of any changes as they arise.
  • The interests and reputation of the Ayrshire Hospice are of paramount importance. Places on this challenge can be withdrawn at the discretion of the Ayrshire Hospice if the organisation believes it is in the best interest of the charity.

Contact Us

For more information please contact Graeme on 01292 288488 or e-mail [email protected] 

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