Organising your mountain climb

Depending on your experience there are a few ways to approach undertaking a mountain climb for charity.

If you are relatively inexperienced, it may be a good idea to undertake an event along the lines of one of the UK’s Three Peak Challenges. 

You can undertake these challenges as a self-organised group, or as part of a guided professionally-organised event, depending on your confidence.

More confident climbers may wish to organise expeditions to more challenging peaks, and the greater challenge of these events can have a beneficial effect on your fundraising profile.

There is an obvious danger associated with climbing a mountain like Kilamanjaro, for example, so make sure to organise your trip through a trusted guide like and make sure you have the correct travel insurance in place before your ascent.


Preparing for a mountain climb requires a combination of physical strength and endurance.

FitClimb have put together a great programme combining cardio workouts with a series of exercises to strengthen those important leg muscles.

When you want to mix things up a little, Men’s Health have a great workout geared towards building functional strength for a mountain climb, but be sure to add your own cardio elements to this plan. 

If you are tackling a mountain with a very high summit, you will need to prepare your body for exertion at high altitude by incorporating altitude training into your regime.

Gathering support

Once your challenge is set up, it’s time to start looking for support and donations.

One great way to generate support and raise money for your challenge is by hosting some fundraising events in the lead up to your challenge. Take a look at our page on Fundraising Ideas for some inspiration.

Using GoRaise to collect funds for your climb is a great way to supplement the money you raise from conventional donations. You can register as a Challenger on GoRaise today, and supporters will be able to generate funds for your climb every time they shop online.

You can visit our FAQs to find out more about using GoRaise as part of your charity challenge.