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White Peaks Challenge 2005

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Has anyone ever done this?

I'm thinking about signing up for 2005 but I'd love to know if it's something I could achieve....I'm not a high speed skier. I'm also a bit fazed by the idea of trying to raise such a large amount of sponsorship (£1400 Shocked ) is this really acheivable by your average person?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
homphomp, talk to Wear the fox hat. He did it this year, in Austria.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
homphomp, I'll sponsor you (but for a bit less than £1400!) WTFH used the www.justgiving.com website to manage sponsorship and he reached his target.
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homphomp, I haven't done the 2005 one, but I did do it this year.
Raising the money is actually not as difficult as you might think. I went to my bosses, and work colleagues, then to friends & family.
You can also do things to raise it - car washes/cake sales/etc.
It's also useful to set up a webpage with www.justgiving.com
People can then sponor you by credit card, and in multi currencies, also using that, you can get giftaid on the donations. Unlike paypal, they don't charge you commission, but instead, take a cut of the giftaid. So, if someone sponsors you £10, the giftaid makes that £12.80, and you end up getting about £12, i.e. still more than what they actually gave in the first place.

As for the skiing, if you're happy skiing blues/reds you'll cope fine. On the first morning, everyone is split into groups, depending on ability. (and a big point is: don't show off in the ski off, or you'll be put in a higher group. Better to be in a lower group, and you can take it easier, than be in a higher one, and end up exhausted)

I can put up some photos later.
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Ian Hopkinson, you're typing faster than me!
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Wear The Fox Hat, no, you just had more to say. homphomp, when is it?
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Helen Beaumont, There are two sessions 12-15 and 17-20 March 2005.

Wear The Fox Hat Thanks for the info! My main worry is that Mr HH is thinking about it too that would mean £2800, with only one set of rellys to touch up!!
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
homphomp, shame,we'll be in Whistler.
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You'll get to see more forums and be part of the best ski club on the net.
Helen Beaumont, Me too snowHead
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If anyone else is interested the info is on their website:

Colorado Ski Challenge 21-29 January 2005 - six resorts, six days, three runs an hour all day!!

White Peaks Challenge dates as above - 24 peaks in 48 hours
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Robbie, sounds like a snowHeads meet up in Whistler will be in order then . Waist Deep is there then too.
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 And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
Here's some photos (and they may take some time to load, they are quite big files)
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(sorry, I can't be bothered reformatting everything - I'm currently at work, and trying to sort out a SQL problem)
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 So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
I did the White Peaks in 2003 (and sponsored WTFH for his 2004 one). It was a great experience.

We skied pretty fast, there were three instructors in my group besides the Austrian group leader and there was just a bit of competition to see who could get closest to him. Immense fun, including the full-speed ski down from Hans Schnapps on top of Zell am See, on a moderate black run, after a couple of drinks, or maybe more.

One of the skiers in another group was blind and skied with a guide...and I think he completed the challenge or anyway most of it!

As for sponsoring - I was rather pleased that I could raise the money though at the time I had been in the UK for less than two years (hence didn't know that many people). But I work in a large office and that helped.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Wear The Fox Hat, Great photos....make me want to give it a go just to see those lovely views!!

Cedric, Thanks for the info....sounds like you must have been in the advanced group!

I'm think I'm definitely going to give it a try....maybe. I used to be indecicive but now I'm not so sure!!
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
yeah - go for it HompHomp!
Maybe some other snowheads will also join you???? snowHead
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