Monday 3 March 2014

To Petra and Back Again

25 February - 2 March saw 21 intrepid adventurers, including TV's own Sian Lloyd, take on the desert of Jordan in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. We asked Sam Davies, Events Manger for the Trust who was part of the trek to give us a round up of the experience, our first overseas challenge.

Our five-day Petra Trek was a great success. All 19 of our trekkers managed the 27.5km route, including some very steep climbs, thin cliff-top paths hundreds of feet up, and hot desert tracks.

The group soon bonded, helping each other to overcome personal and group challenges, while enjoying spectacular scenery, fascinating history, and the beauty of the ‘lost city’ of Petra.

Our local guides gave us a fascinating insight into ancient and modern Jordanian culture, and we were lucky to experience live Bedouin music around our campfires, while sitting under an incredible desert night sky.

We are on track for raising £50,000 from the event thanks to everyone who has sponsored our trekkers, and are very excited about upcoming overseas challenge events later this year and next.

You can see more about what happened on the Petra Trek over on Storify, where we've collated people's tweets and photos.