Mount Toubkal Trek FAQs

Find out the answers to frequently asked questions about the Mount Toubkal Trek event.

When does the trek take place?

The trek will take place from Wednesday 16 September to Sunday 20 September.

What do I have to do to take part?

Simply sign up online with Global Adventure Challenges and pay your £150 registration fee. We will then be in touch after receiving your registration and will send you a fundraising pack in the post.

How can I reach the fundraising target?

We know that committing to raise a specific amount can seem a bit daunting which is why our team are here to support you every step of the way. We’d recommend starting off by creating a JustGiving page and sharing this with family, friends and colleagues. You’ll then need to think about organising some events to help bring in additional funds: bake sales, quiz nights and family fun days are some events previous supporters have organised.

What if I can’t raise the minimum sponsorship?

We will provide you with lots of ideas on how to reach your target. Our events team will also be on hand throughout to offer support and advice. You will need to pay us 80% of the minimum sponsorship (£1520) 10 weeks before departure.

If we don't receive this sponsorship, you will unfortunately have to forfeit your place on the challenge or pay the rest yourself. You’ll have until 4 weeks after the challenge to pay in the remainder of your fundraising.

When do I have to pay in my sponsorship?

You will need to raise a minimum of £1900 in total. However The Christie must receive 80% of the minimum sponsorship (£1520) 10 weeks before departure in order to confirm your place on the challenge. The remainder of your fundraising must be with us within 4 weeks of the event taking place.

Who organises the trip?

The trip is operated by Global Adventure Challenges, ATOL 6506 – booking conditions apply.

How fit do I need to be?

Global Adventure Challenges’ advice is that you need to have a reasonable level of fitness in order to take part, but you do not need to be ‘super fit’ or a professional athlete! It is suggested that you slowly build up your fitness levels in the lead up to your challenge.

What will the hike be like?

The challenge has been graded as ‘tough’ by Global Adventures challenges. A ‘tough’ trek features more demanding activities and the days are generally longer and harder than a challenge graded as ‘challenging’.

Where will we stay while hiking?

We will use a mixture of hotels and camping on this challenge.

Why is the registration fee non-refundable?

The registration fee forms part of the total challenge cost and is used by Global Adventure Challenges to process your registration, vet your medical form and also to secure suppliers linked with your challenge. It is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another participant under any circumstance.

We strongly suggest you obtain travel insurance immediately after registration, to cover this cost element of your challenge.

What about travel insurance?

Taking out your own travel insurance is compulsory for all international events including the Mount Toubkal trek.