If you love testing your limits in the great outdoors, we're the group for you. The adventures we've been on are a source of great stories, memories and pride.
We enjoy doing tough hikes in the most spectacular landscapes of the UK. We do not "ramble". Ever. Fair-weather walkers need not apply; if it rains... bring it on. You don't have to have lots of outdoor experience to join us, but you do need own the appropriate kit and you'll need to either be fairly fit already or committed to getting in shape. Push yourself, just a little bit harder and you'll win everyone's respect.
Most of what we do is hill walking/summit taking but also do tower running, bouldering, mountain bike riding, trail running, scrambling, fitness events and possibly some other stuff, too.
If you want to attempt a challenge with us, you'll need to prove that you're ready for it and must have spent time in training with us. There's no need for you to live in the West Midlands, but obviously it helps.
So far, we've successfully done the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, the National 3 Peaks and the Long Mynd 50. Upcoming are the The Welsh 3000s, the Lakes 3000s, the Cairngorm 4000s... The list goes on!
Tryfan (918m), Cadair Idris (893m), Ben Nevis (1344m), Pen Yr Ole Wen (978m), Aran Fawddy (905m), Elidir Fawr (924m), Carnedd Dafydd (1044m), Pen Y Fan (886m), Y Garn (947m), Carnedd Llewelyn (1064m), Scafell Pike (978m), Glyder Fawr (999m), Glyder Fach (994m), The Cheviot (815m), Blencathra (868m), Skiddaw (931m), Fan Brycheiniog (802m), Snowdon (1085m), Crib Goch (926m), Scafell (964m), Ill Crag (935m), Great End (910m), St. Sunday Crag (841m), and more besides!
A couple of notes:
If after trying one of the walking events you decided to join us, there's a £3 annual membership fee. Additionally, for trips (rather than repeated weekly events like climbing), we ask for a £1 contribution towards the various costs.
We split travel costs by paying drivers 35p per mile, divided by the number of people in the vehicle. Sometimes we split that across several vehicles.
Legal stuff : All members of the CHALLENGE: West Midlands group take part in training and the challenge entirely at their own risk. There's always the risk of serious injury or even death when you get out into the hills, and by joining the group you accept this and absolve the group of any legal responsibility for any accidents that may occur. It is your own responsibility to bring proper equipment with you, and group leaders reserve the right to refuse to allow the under-prepared to take part on walks.