Hurtling round the UK in a damp minibus

You do need to be a slightly special type of crazy to enjoy a Three Peaks Challenge.  At least a few times whilst crewing and taking part in these events I think to myself "I am not doing this again"…. and then somehow I always do.  I actually relish the edge it takes me to; I love the support and encouragement I can give to tired souls who have just summited Ben Nevis in the rainy dark, to witness the gratitude with which a mug of warm soup is welcomed, to observe the courage and determination ...
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Wonderful new addition to our team

We are happy to announce the appointment of Rosie Bartlett, as an additional Director with Ascend Adventure!  Our values are so important and we feel fortunate to have found a like-minded soul to strengthen and develop our organisation.  Involved with Ascend Adventure as a participant and volunteer since 2015, Rosie is well placed to join the team with an understanding of what we do, having taken part in Women Who Walk the West Highland Way, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the Glyndwr's Way, en...
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Join us for an outdoor adventure

It's all getting a bit exciting in the world of Ascend Adventure.  We have a lot of different trips to beautiful places on offer at the moment.  You are very welcome to join us... Perhaps you would like a short stay at a peaceful organic farm in Wales to explore the Brecon Beacons?  Or how about a hike in the spectacular Lake District? If you would like to get outdoors AND make a difference why not join us on Women Who Walk the Glyndwr's Way, raising funds for adventure therapy for people ...
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Knoydart Adventure

Immerse yourself in the rugged landscape of the Knoydart Peninsula. Experience this remote part of the Scottish Highlands, which is only accessible by foot or boat, and enjoy some wild camping to truly get away from it all... This trip will involve:- Overnight stays in hostel accommodation on both the outward and return journey, Hiking beside the breath-taking Loch Hourn in to and out of the remote Barrisdale Estate, Day treks summitting 2 Munros; Ladhar Bheinn (1020m) and Luinne B...
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Today I feel like a little Wren

A tiny male wren weighs no more than a £1 coin.  Each Spring he works tirelessly gathering leaves, grass and moss to create a beautiful globe shaped nest.  Then, he does it again.  And again; building up to six potential locations to raise his family.  He waits with baited breath to see if a female wren will favour his creations, opt to line one of his nests with her feathers and proceed to lay her reddish spotted, glossy white eggs. All that investment of time and energy, with no guarantee t...
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Lake District Experience

Enjoy a long weekend away from it all in the spectacular Lake District. With a Yurt base-camp at the Great Langdale National Trust Campsite, and including the option of one night wild camping out in the hills, the group size will be small and friendly. Undertake a mountain challenge, summiting Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England at 978 metres (3209 ft), and explore Great Langdale. This experience includes travel to and from Norwich (other pick up points can be arranged), kit hire if ...
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Brecon Experience – Edge of the Wild

Enjoy a long weekend away from it all in the beautiful Brecon Beacons.  Camping at an idyllic Welsh hill side campsite, the group size will be small and friendly. Have an adventure exploring Waterfall Country and summitting Pen-Y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales (886 metres), situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. This experience includes travel to and from Norwich (other pick up points can be arranged), kit hire if required, delicious camp catering, and a qualified Mountain Lea...
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Good luck james

Ascend Adventure's Youth Director, James Duffield, is heading off today on an exciting new adventure, starting his training to join the British Army Royal Logistics Corps.  We know that James will make the most of this opportunity, and although we will miss him loads, we wish him loads of luck and are really proud of him!
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Ascend Adventure looking for 10 charities to raise money for in 2016

Our part of our continued bid to become effective altruists, Ascend Adventure are looking to partner up with 10 charities in 2016. Once we have selected the 10 charities and developed the partnership arrangements we will then begin to design and deliver charity fundraising events for each of the charities. Be it the National or Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, Women Who walk events, Man Up! in the Lake District, Charity Abseils, or our unique empathy camps, we can design and deliver an...
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