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DA Crew Life: Matt & Sarah take on London to Paris

Posted by Jess Pitman on 06-Mar-2018 09:00:00

2017 marked the year that Open Challenge Coordinators Sarah and Matt took on the London to Paris cycle as members of the DA crew.

We cut their whirlwind experiences down to give you a glimpse behind the scenes of this iconic ride.

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Topics: Tales from the outdoors, Your Adventures

Land's End to John O'Groats as told by Anna-Rose

Posted by Jess Pitman on 15-Jan-2018 10:48:57

We caught up with one of our 2017 adventurers to hear all about her Land's End to John O'Groats challenge. Read our interview with Anna-Rose Charleton below; we're sure it'll bring a smile to your face and inspire you to get out there and do something to test your limits! 


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Topics: Tales from the outdoors

The Great Wall of China blew my mind!

Posted by Jess Pitman on 04-Jan-2018 11:28:44

We sent our very own Charity Account Manager Harry out to trek The Great Wall of China with our client Macmillan. Here's what he had to say about the challenge...

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Topics: Tales from the outdoors

Ultimate road cycling: A guide to 5 famous climbs of the Giro d'Italia

Posted by Rachel Beard on 19-May-2017 13:25:55

The Giro d'Italia started in 1909 and has run every year since, except for brief stops for the two World Wars. Like the Tour de France, this race is a multi-stage ride, taking place in May-June each year and 2017 marks it's centenary year! In celebration, and, to indulge the keen road cyclists amongst us,  we've delved into some of the famous climbs featured on the route; so if you're following the race right now, here's a short guide to 5 of the classic climbs - including the epic Stelvio Pass...

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Topics: Tales from the outdoors


Posted by Rachel Beard on 21-Apr-2017 12:02:37

Want to know more about our Costa Rica Coast to Coast Rain forest Trek? It's the go-to destination at the moment, so when our very own Kim (DA HQ IT Manager by day) decided to take on this adventure herself, we couldn't wait to ask her what it was like to swap the UK winter for the heat and humidity of the Costa Rican jungle... 

So what to look out for in this blog?

  • Kim's personal trip highlights (of which there were many!)
  • The reason it is classified as a TOUGH challenge (grade three)
  • Kim's five top tips (for you to be able to make the most of the challenge)
  • Why she recommends it and who it will suit (to find out if this challenge is for you!)
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Topics: Tales from the outdoors

Leader insight from Vic Titorenko

Posted by Stephanie Morris on 03-Aug-2016 19:13:45

Vic is one of our most charismatic leaders! Having lead many of our overseas trek challenges you'll find that there's nothing he doesn't know about climbing Kilimanjaro or trekking to Base Camp. There's a good chance that he'll be guiding your next Challenge so with that in mind, we wanted to know a little bit more about what he thinks of our DA Challenge portfolio, so we found out...

  • His all time favourite DA Challenge (because that's a recommendation in itself!)
  • The passport stamp he'd most like to have (would you agree?)
  • His top tip for adventure challenges (a bit of leader wisdom never goes amiss!)
  • And something we might not know...

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Topics: Tales from the outdoors