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17 teams ready to hit the slopes at the 10th anniversary of the AJ Bell Alpine Challenge

This January sees the tenth anniversary of the popular AJ Bell Alpine Challenge, the snowsports endurance event, hosted by Snow-Camp who are hoping to smash last year’s fundraising efforts of over £50,000.

The AJ Bell Alpine Challenge is back and getting ready to celebrate its ten-year anniversary. The event will challenge teams of four riders to clock up over 150km of GPS tracked skiing or snowboarding, over two action packed days in the enormous Portes Du Soleil region. Strictly no guides are allowed, so teams will have to navigate and strategize through as many checkpoints as possible. To monitor the teams’ progress, a GPS system will track their movements across the slopes as they ski to the furthest points of Portes Du Soleil region to collect checkpoints.

Teams taking part come from a diverse range of sectors and locations including AJ Bell, Santander, Norton Rose Fulbright, Energie Ireland, The LIA, Skiworld, Ski Armadillo, Summit Special, Morzine Source Magazine and Morgan Jupe.

All funds raised will support Snow-Camp. This will be the tenth year that the charity is running the Challenge, which has become an essential source of funding and has already raised over £500,000 to date for their work with young people across the UK.

If you fancy a last minute adventure in the mountains for a good cause, please do get in touch with Snow-Camp’s Events Manager, Julia Feess.

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Andy Bell, CEO of AJ Bell said: 

“Snow-Camp is a great charity that helps disadvantaged youngsters using snow sports as a means to do this.  From first-hand experience, I can vouch that the AJ Bell Alpine Challenge is one of the toughest charity challenges around. It brings together skiers at all levels who want to help others less fortunate than themselves whilst testing their skiing and orienteering skills in the Alps across France and Switzerland.”

Dan Charlish, Snow-Camp’s Founder said: 

“The AJ Bell Alpine Challenge is now in its tenth year and this year we’re making it even bigger and better than before. The Challenge is all about strategy, teamwork and stamina but most importantly it’s about having a great time and raising funds for our work. As always, I’m incredibly grateful to all the teams fundraising for Snow-Camp, their support is essential in helping us reach more young people.”