Challenge yourself for charity.

We work with specialist partners to provide access to a number of exciting, supported real world fund-raising activities here in the UK and beyond,  suitable for a range of abilities. Any individual raising £250 or more receives a complimentary one year online membership to our Explorer Club as a thank you. All funds raised support our project partners – find out more here.

Whether you’re running 10km or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, reaching your goal can be more rewarding if you’re part of a team, so consider recruiting some friends. 

Don’t fancy one of the challenges listed below? Design your own!  We are registered on all the major fundraising platforms including Just Giving and Enthuse so once you’ve signed-up for an activity, setting up a fundraising page is easy.



Choose from over 15 unique events, many with 3 distance options and all with full support. Challenges are designed for a wide range of fitness levels, ages, and experience and are suitable for teams as well as individuals. Your efforts will support our projects.

1.You can Self Fund your place and register/pay direct for the event online at Ultra Challenge – there is no formal fundraising commitment. You can raise as much or as little as you like. Do remember to drop us a line and tell us you are fundraising or we will not know!

2.We can pay for your place in return for you agreeing to meet the minimum fundraising target.  Simply register online at Ultra Challenge, paying a small registration fee directly to them. Just select Explorers Against Extinction (Environmental charity) from their dropdown list of charities. They will let us know you’ve signed up and once your registration is complete we’ll be in touch with fundraising tips/advice/support.


Some of the brilliant challenges you can do are detailed below,  but you can browse and sign up for ANY of the Ultra Challenge events here>>>




We offer charity fundraising places in well-known London events (shown below).

Go on – dust off your trainers and email [email protected] to apply for a place. Places are offered on a first come-first served basis. We pay for your place (£56 based on Sep 2024) in return for a minimum of £150 in fundraising. Please note: all places for The Big Half 2024 have now been allocated.

London Vitality Half Marathon 1 September 2024


A range of longer UK challenges and overseas adventures,  featuring many iconic hikes and cycles.

Our partner, Global Adventure Challenge offers a range of challenges. You can register for ANY challenge on their website here>> (not just the ones shown below) and nominate Explorers Against Extinction as your chosen charity. We are listed under Wildlife Conservation. Please remember to drop us a line and let us know you have nominated us so we can support you.

Expedition Archive

Explorers Against Extinction charity expeditions recreate the journeys of explorers and adventurers. All profit from these trips, as well as fund-raising by the participants supports Explorers Against Extinction projects.


Expedition: Everest Base Camp 1953 

Dates: 27th February – 14th March 2020

Guides: Serap Sherpa, 7 time submitter of Everest. Robert Ferguson, author of the Nepal Handbook from Footprint Guides & EAE Trustee.

Details: In February – March 2020 EAE trustee Robert Ferguson trekked to Everest Base Camp, following the route taken by the 1953 British Everest Expedition that successfully reached the summit. This  entailed walking from the Kathmandu Valley to Everest, a journey of some 200 miles through some of the most spectacular terrain in the world. Every step was ascent or descent. He completed the trek using only equipment available at the time.

Rob was joined at Lukla by a group of supporters all of whom  fund-raised for EAE. They continued up to the Khumbu Ice-flow and Everest Base Camp.