The Altumate Challenge
The Altumate Challenge campaign, which began in 2015, sees Altum Consulting sponsoring an individual or group to undertake a demanding, physical challenge to raise money for a charity of their choice. The Altumate Challenge has helped raise over £164,000 for various charities.
In January 2015, University of Exeter graduates Gareth Davies and Joe Barrs embarked on a record- breaking land-sailing expedition through South America. They Whiked 2,657 miles from Ushuaia to Santiago, going via Mendoza, Argentina to make a summit attempt on Mt. Aconcagua. They hosted a charity dinner in the iconic Long Room at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, helping them raise over £21,000 for The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research and The Ann Dodgson Foundation.
In November 2016, Tegan Phillips, the adventuring cartoonist behind Unclipped Adventure, set off on a carefully-planned triathlon of epic proportions: a 1,400-mile round trip around the entire South Island of New Zealand which not only required incredible physical effort but endless reserves of mental strength. The New Zealand Epic triathlon, completed in just 25 days, raised over £8,000 for World Bicycle Relief, to fund bicycles for school children in Africa.
In October 2017, 14 friends ran ten marathons in ten days across Sierra Leone. Mountainous rainforests combined with 90% humidity and 35-degree heat produced some of the toughest running conditions imaginable. Dirt tracks, uneven terrain, river crossings, dense rainforests and the scorching African sun pushed the team to their physical and mental limits as they waged a constant battle against dehydration, fatigue and injury. The Sierra 2016 team raised over £134,000 for Street Child and MIND.
The Altumate Experience 2018
In June, a team of intrepid fundraisers from Altum Consulting will cycle roughly 300 miles in three and a half days as they tackle the scenic, but gruelling, route from Amsterdam to London. Organised entirely by Altum staff and family members, with help from Altum clients in sourcing accommodation, equipment and supplies, and with advice and encouragement from Altumate Challenge 2015 veteran Gareth Davies, the inaugural Altumate Experience team aims to raise thousands of pounds for the foundation to support the vital work of its beneficiary charities.