We're raising money for the Archa Foundation in Central Asia! We want to provide opportunities for young Central Asians to enjoy the great outdoors!
We've been based in Central Asia for almost 5 years now! This is a place of incredible natural beauty and amazing mountains. Sadly they are often not enjoyed by local young people due to lack of knowledge, lack of funds and lack of awareness of how to access them. We want to help remedy that!
We are in the process of registering a foundation here that seeks to promote the wild spaces and create opportunities for local young people to get out there!
We have been taking friends out hiking, camping, climbing and exploring for several years now. We're keen to create a legal entity that will allow us to expand into the future! Our model is based on the outdoor adventure charities that are such a blessing to us in the West.
The Archa Foundation ("archa" is the local word for evergreen) is at the beginning of the registration stage and we hope to have it completed by the end of the year. We'd love you to partner with us as we seek to make this a reality!
Our model has proven to be consistently self-sustaining for on-the-ground running costs, but for development - including the legal fees for registration - we need outside support. We're so grateful to those who've helped with purchasing equipment over the years... onto this next stage!
We will be attempting to summit 3 big peaks north of our city in 24 hours. Each one is an ascent of over 1000m (3000+ feet). By the end of the the day we should have covered over 4000+m (13000+ feet) of elevation gain and 50+km (30+ miles) of horizontal ground... that's like climbing up and down Ben Nevis 3 times whilst walking from Sheffield to Manchester!
(We'll be driving between the bases of each peak)
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?
We've put together a little photo album from some of our previous trips. Have a look here: http://bit.ly/2FGwuYQ
If you have questions then please don't hesitate to get in touch - using the link up to the right.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE:
If you live locally then please feel free to come by our office and donate that way. Contact us for details of where to find us!
If we exceed our target then any additional money raised will go toward subsidising the cost of trips for local young people.
DonationsSee top donations
- Menna Pritchard
- Daniel Soar