CONGRATULATIONS to all the Challengers on our first six Charity Challenges of 2011, biking from Guatemala to Honduras, the inaugural Nicaragua Volcano Challenge, Brazil's Chapada Diamantina Challenge , Guatemala's first Caribbean Kayak Challenge, Perú´s Cerani Pass and Ecuador's Volcano Challenge. Nicaragua's second volcano Challenge is set for 3rd-6th November and the third Guatemala Volcano Challenge dates are set for 27th November -2nd December.

Click on the following for our most recent official project reports for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Perú and Brazil.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Chachani Charity Challenge conquered in Perú

The Chachani Charity Challenge in Perú has been successfully completed! On day one we only hiked a short 2 hours to the campsite. Once the tents were set up and dinner had been served, everyone called it an early night and went to bed by 8pm. The earlier you went to bed the better because the wake up call for the next morning was at 12:30am! Due to the high altitude (sleeping at 5200m) and the loud wind, most Challengers didn’t get more than 30 minutes of sleep… if they were lucky! The next day was a long one with 8 hours of uphill climbing to the summit. It was worth it though to see the spectacular views and to be standing at the top of the volcano that we see every single day. After a short stay at 6095m, it was only a1 hour sand ski straight back to base camp. Everyone was so happy to be back at a lower altitude but the Challenge was not over yet! We still had to pack up our campsite and hike back to where the vehicles were waiting to take us back to Arequipa. Congratulations to everyone who too took part in the Challenge. Every single one made it to the summit, which is a huge accomplishment. Way to go!!


How does GVI Phoenix make a difference?

The following film was made in Guatemala, though the message is the same across all GVI Phoenix projects