Rio Three Peaks Challenge

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This November join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, climbing the three peaks of Rio de Janeiro, all within 12 hours! Funds raised will go towards supporting street children around the world.

You'll be a guest in this exciting city for a total of six days. When you arrive in Rio, you'll be getting to know the local area and preparing for your trek before taking on the impressive peaks of Pedra Da Gavea, Vidigal Favela and Corcovado the next day.

After that you'll have a day of sightseeing where you can really experience the vibrant sounds, sights and smells of this world-famous city.

Before you leave, you'll have the chance to visit some street child projects in Rio so you can see exactly what kind of amazing work your fundraising will be supporting.

Spaces are limited so register now to avoid disappointment!

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Date

18 November 2016

Venue

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Highlights

We’re giving you a unique opportunity to travel to Rio da Janeiro, Brazil to climb the three monumental peaks of Pedra Da Gavea, Vidigal Favela and Corcovado in just 12 hours!

All in support of Muslim Hands Street Child projects around the world.


Street Child Worldwide

Spread across almost every major city in the developing world, street children are amongst the most ‘invisible’ of all children.

There are estimated to be up to 150 million street children in the world today. In Pakistan alone, there are approximately 1.5 million. Stigmatised as criminals and shunned by their communities, they are the most difficult to reach with vital health, education and welfare services.

With no guardian to protect them and no home to shelter them, street children are left open to all manner of dangers.

The threat of violence, robbery and exposure to drug peddlers is constant and children have experienced abuse and exploitation.

As street children must provide for themselves, they are often exploited by employers who force them to work for long hours in hazardous conditions for very little pay. Perilous jobs like scavenging through rubbish for recyclable materials expose children to diseases, moving machinery and dangerous materials.

With you support, Muslim Hands will continue to provide food, shelter, hygiene kits, job training and drug therapy for street children around the world.

Q. Who can take part in the Rio 3 Peaks Challenge?

A. The Rio 3 peaks challenge is open to all aged 21 and over. You are required to have a very good level of fitness for this challenge as it is extremely challenging.

The group size from Muslim Hands is limited to 15-20 people only.

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. All participants are required to raise a minimum of £2500 sponsorship money. To secure your place you must pay a holding deposit of £250 upon registration.

Q. What is the itinerary whist in Rio?

A. Friday 18th November – Arrive in Rio
Saturday 19th November – Visit the local areas and warm up for the trek
Sunday 20th November – The 12 hour trek
Monday 21st November – Rest day and sightseeing
Tuesday 22nd November – Visit Street Child projects in Rio
Wednesday 23rd November – Depart Rio for the UK
*Note: Subject to change

Q. How fit do I need to be?

A. The Rio 3 Peaks Challenge is a long, sustained event over 12 hours and requires a good level of fitness. Trekking fitness is very specific so be sure to include some in your preparation, however general overall fitness is a good start. You should also have experience of climbing a mountain before. The ideal training for mountain walking is getting out there and actually walking in the hills. However, if you do not have the luxury of living in the hills or time to go out, then the stairs at home (or an office/block of flats with lots of stairs) are great places to start training.

Q. What if I get ill?

A. To ensure health and safety of the highest standard, all participants will be accompanied by a Muslim Hands representative at all times.

Q. Will I need vaccinations?

A. Though there are no specific vaccinations required for this trip, please do ensure you are up to date on all necessary boosters and vaccinations by speaking to your local GP/travel clinic. Advised vaccinations include Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid and Diphtheria.

Q. Do I need to be cautious of the Zika virus?

A. If you are planning to have a family, it is best advised not to travel to Brazil. Seek medical advice from your doctor for any medication required for the duration of the trip.

Q. Will the accommodation be segregated?

A. Yes, the accommodation we will be staying in, will be segregated.

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