STRIVE Challenge

What is STRIVE?

STRIVE is a series of mass participation events that raise money for the Big Change Charitable Trust, an organisation that supports people and projects making a real difference to young people’s lives.

The first event took place in August 2014 and saw participants travel from the centre of London to the summit of the Matterhorn in Switzerland entirely by walking, cycling, sailing and climbing. The challenges are intended to raise money for charity but to also inspire people to set their own goals in life and strive as hard as they can to achieve them. 

Strive Challenge 2015

This year’s challenge is a three day hike across Scotland, finishing by climbing the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis.

The first two days will be spent hiking the West Highland Way - which is described one of the top 10 walks in the world! The final day will see participants summit the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. 

Whilst not quite to the scale of 2014’s challenge, this is not to be scoffed at. No previous experience is required, but participants will be required to have a good level of fitness and stamina. Strivers will be crossing rugged and steep terrain and will be on their feet for a large part of three consecutive days! 

When is the Strive Challenge 2015?

Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 July 2015 (including two days of travel)

How to take part

One Young World will sponsor the entry fees four One Young World Ambassadors based in the UK to take part in the Challenge. If you're interested in taking part and you've got what it takes please complete the application before 12 May 2015.
 

Apply now

Entry requirements

  • You must have a good level of fitness and stamina but no previous mountaineering experience is required.

  • Raise £1,500 on behalf of the Big Change Charitable Trust to take part in Strive 2015.

  • You should have a history of doing remarkable things, have an inspirational story and be a good model for young people.​

Itinerary

Day 1 (8 July)

12.30: Depart London Euston
17.00: Arrive Glasgow
Evening briefing and dinner
Overnight in Glasgow

Day 2 (09 July)

Coach transfer to route start point in Tyndrum
Total walking distance of 20 miles to Kingshouse over the stunning wilderness of Rannoch Moor
Coach transfer to Oban where we will spend the night

Day 3 (10th July)

Coach transfer back to Kingshouse
Total walking distance of 24 miles during which we will climb the wonderfully named Devil’s Staircase, the highest point on the West Highland Way
Arrive Fort William where we will spend the night  

Day 4 (11 July)

Walk to the base of Ben Nevis (5 miles before we have even started!)
Ben Nevis ascent
Hoolie time!

Day 5 (12 July)

Coach transfer to Glasgow
Train to London, to arrive at c. 6pm