jonnepal-5Challenge Cancer Through Adventure is a Peak District based charity run entirely by volunteers. We help people who are based in our region who are living with cancer or a life threatening illness to change their outlook, rebuild convidence and regain control of their lives by undertaking an outdoor adventure challenge.

Challenge Cancer Through Adventure provides support, encouragement, advice and funding to help imagine, plan, prepare for, get fit for, and undertake an outdoor adventure challenge.

Challenges range from local adventures around the Peak District (including rock climbing, abseiling, hang gliding, paragliding and balloon flights) to great adventures all around the world (including mountaineering and trekking in the Himalayas and the Andes, sailing in Scandinavia, sea kayaking in the Mediterranean, and cycle touring in Europe).

Please help us to help more people.

If you or someone you know, who is based in the Peak District or the surrounding towns and cities, is living with cancer or a life threatening illness, we can help fulfil that next (or first!) great adventure challenge. Tell us what you want to do that will challenge and inspire you; we will help you make it happen.

Use our contact form to start a conversation with us about applying for support to undertake an adventure challenge, fundraising, volunteering or helping out with the Derwent Dambuster event.


Recent Challenges


Morag’s West Highland Way Challenge

"I just wanted to say what an amazing time I had on my west highland way walk. Yes it was ...
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Graham’s Spiritual Journey through Greece

Following major surgery in September 2012 for Mesothelioma (Cancer of the Lining of the Lung) and two courses of chemotherapy, ...
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Alison walks Hadrian’s Wall

      I have always loved walking but since my breast cancer has spread to my bones I have felt reluctant to ...
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Sharon’s Road to Recovery

Sharon was over two years into her recovery from cancer. With the help of Challenge Cancer Through Adventure, she spent ...
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Girls Take On Peru

We’re back home and all in one piece!  It’s been an amazing trip, really well organised thanks to our excellent ...
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Emma’s Andalucia Cycling Challenge

The benefit of CCTA’s decision to support my challenge started as soon as we were given the go ahead – ...
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Jon’s Himalayan Adventure

After a few days of wonderful self guided wanderings around the Kathmandu valley, I returned to the city to meet ...
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Lyn’s Mingulay Adventure

Mingulay, 24 May – 3 June 2010 In 2009 I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, which had also spread to my ...
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Jane’s Cinque Terre Walk

Jane writes: How could I challenge cancer through adventure? I am not a sporty person, but, like many people, have good ...
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Heather’s Annapurna Sanctuary trek

I am 54 and have always been an active enthusiast of outdoor activity especially cycling, walking and skiing but I ...
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Claire’s Hot Air Balloon Experience

  This was one of the best experiences I have ever had, the weather was good, the skies were clear and ...
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Roger’s Himalayan Adventure

Glacial lake in the Hinku valley Acclimatization day at Tangnag 4300m I am 46 years old and was diagnosed with Bowel ...
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Read about more challenges »


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Contact CCTA

The best way to contact us is to send us a message via our contact form.
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Donate to CCTA

You can donate online to CCTA or set up your own page to publicise your fundraising adventure.

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