Expeditions & Challenges

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.

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 our 2020 expedition programme has been postponed. Details for 2022 will be unveiled once international travel becomes possible once more.


UK-based Charity Challenges

As well as organising expeditions to remote places in the world, we also work with specialist partners to provide access to a number of exciting fund-raising activities here in the UK and beyond,  suitable for a range of abilities.

These give you the opportunity for a lifechanging experience while raising vital funds for our projects. Activities range in duration from challenges completed in a single day, to extended treks and cycles.

If you’re thinking about getting a team together to tackle one of the challenges below, you might be interested in supporting our new 21 for 21 initiative, launching in 2021.  We’re looking for teams/individuals or corporate supporters to pledge fundraising of £2,100 minimum towards our total £44,100 project fund for twenty one different, small conservation projects around the world. For more information please contact Sara at sara@explorersagainstextinction.co.uk




Choose Your Challenge


Choose from more than a dozen 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 fund-raising will support our projects – next year we have an exciting new 21 for 21 initiative so fund-raisers can select a specific project to partner with if they wish, or they can fund-raise for our central project fund.

Please note: during the registration process you will have the option to select Explorers Against Extinction from a drop-down menu (charities are listed alphabetically in the ‘Other’ section). You can then set up a fund-raising page with Just Giving or right here through our website. We can help with this.


A range of longer UK challenges including iconic hikes and cycles.

Expedition Archive

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.