Hospice announces adventurous 2022 mountain trek

Published on: Tuesday, 11th May 2021
Hospice announces adventurous 2022 mountain trek

Treetops Hospice, has announced dates for an exciting mountain trek in Morrocco next year and is seeking adventurers to sign up to their charity challenge.

The five-day trek, from 12 to 16 October 2022, includes a climb to the top of North Africa’s highest peak, Mount Toubkal – four times higher than Mount Snowdon. 

Mike Pastor, Treetops events relationship manager explained more: "After being unable to travel abroad for such a long time, we’re thrilled to be offering people the chance to join ‘Team Treetops’ and tackle this exciting overseas challenge. 

“It’s not a challenge for the faint-hearted as we’ll be ascending 4,167m in rocky terrain, but from the top of Mount Toubkal, the views over the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert are stunning.

“It’s a real once-in-a-lifetime experience that you can complete over a long weekend.  You’ll take away some incredible memories as well as the knowledge that you’ve helped Treetops Hospice care for even more patients in the local community.”

As well as climbing up Mount Toubkal, Team Treetops will be walking amongst Berber villages, camping under the stars, enjoying home-cooked Moroccan meals and have time to explore the colourful city of Marrakech.

Team members are being asked to each raise £1,650 which will cover the trekking challenge costs, as well as raise valuable funds for the hospice. 

The team will also have opportunity to meet and train together before the challenge.

Mike continued: “The Toubkal trek is an opportunity to make some incredible memories, while making a huge difference to local people going through the toughest of times.  In the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Do something incredible: come and join the team and let’s climb a mountain together!”

Those interested in joining Team Treetops should contact Mike Pastor on 07384 467159 or email mike @ treetops.org.uk

Treetops provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart and respiratory conditions. All services are provided free of charge and available from diagnosis onwards.

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