The Altumate Challenge & Experience
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.
Our next Altumate adventure will be to Sierra Leone in May. Twenty-one of us are signed up to support Streetchild’s marathon across some of the most beautiful scenery on earth.
Building on our love of adventure and success in fundraising we launched our first “Altumate Experience” for our own people in 2018. Last summer saw 15 of us cycle over 470k from our Amsterdam office to our London base, raising over £17,000.
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.
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 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.
The Altumate Experience 2018
In June 2018, a team of 15 intrepid fundraisers from Altum Consulting cycled 470km in three and a half days. Taking on the scenic, but gruelling route from Amsterdam to London and raising over £17,000 on the way. Organised entirely by Altum foundation staff members.