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The final stretch!

Days 7-10 Starting their day in Tetley Lodge camp in Orosi, the group needed to remain driven and prepared to tackle some tough uphill biking and trekking through the valley on dirt roads and trails. A hefty 15km bike in the morning was soon followed by a 4.5km ascending trek to reach the half way point for the day, Estreya. Climbing a 70% gradient after a demanding biking route proved to be physically and mentally…

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In the thick of it

Days 4-6 Reality had well and truly set in, with a (jetlagged) 7am wakeup call to load up the bags and trek straight into the humid rainforest for a challenging 17.8km. The team had a mid-point pit stop to refuel and catch their breaths and were lucky enough to enjoy incredible views of the rainforest and Turrialba Volcano during the first challenging hike of the trip, which certainly helped to keep spirits high! The day…

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Let the challenge commence!

Days 1-3 As they set off on the journey of a lifetime, Carl, Helen, Andy and the rest of their courageous comrades have been sending regular updates to inform of their progress and feelings throughout the trip! The first day of the Costa Rica Challenge arrived and our team were all packed up and ready to rumble! Although feeling nervous (and excited of course), after months of training and hard work, the team are all…

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Interview with Carl Castledine

How are you preparing yourself? Types of fitness and details of how you are achieving this I have been using my Peloton bike quite extensively, as the most challenging aspect to the overall expedition for me personally will be the cycling. We will be using mountain bikes (which I don’t tend to use too often!) in terrain where there are no tarmac roads. We will also be climbing over a 14,000 foot high mountain, so…

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10 Dangerous Animals & Creatures in Costa Rica

Our brave executive team will soon be departing their natural habitat and home comforts here in the UK to embark on a challenging and unique adventure. As they trek, cycle and kayak through the diverse and rugged Costa Rican terrain, they will be stumbling upon untamed territory that is home to some of the most dangerous animals in the world… and they may not be the most welcome visitors!   Eyelash Viper Snake The Eyelash…

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An Interview with Helen Bacon

As they’re preparing for their biggest challenge to date, we took a moment to quiz Director of People Strategy – Helen Bacon, on how she’s gearing up to take on a whole host of dangerous predators, hazardous white-water rafting and treacherous jungle trekking, all for an amazing cause. How are you physically preparing yourself for the monster challenge of Costa Rica? So today I met a personal trainer for the first time to help me…

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