FAQs

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  • What happens if I can’t achieve sponsorship target?

    75% of the sponsorship targets must be ready 4 weeks before and the remainder no later than1 week before departure. If you cannot achieve your sponsorship targets, you will be liable to forfeit your right to participate in the event and lose your deposit. If you do experience difficulties, help is at hand so please phone us as soon as possible. The participants pack contains plenty of tips and good ideas on preparation

  • How do we get travel insurance?

    As we will often be in remote locations it is vitally important to obtain a travel insurance that provides sufficient medical and other cover. We have a suitable policy and will send you details, on request, once you register. You may use your own insurance at your own risk. But do ensure that the adventure activity is included in your private insurance.

  • Will I fit in?

    Participants are of all ages (you must normally be 18 or over), from all backgrounds and different levels of fitness. Many come on their own and it is a great way to make new friends. Though groups are sometimes split for various reasons, there are no "fast" or "slow" teams.

    We all stay together in the evening and usually meet up for lunch.

  • How fit do I need to be?

    Although some Gulf for Good events are more challenging than others, e.g. Everest Base Camp and Mount Kilimanjaro, all demand a reasonable degree of fitness. However, self-motivation and determination are just as important. You should have plenty of time to get fit and we will provide a training schedule to help you. Remember, the aim is just to complete the challenge - it is not a race.

    We try to hold fitness training sessions and pre-event get togethers to check your fitness levels and give you a chance to meet the other participants. If you are unsure about your medical condition, please consult your doctor. Anybody over 65 years or with a history of serious medical conditions will need to supply a medical cerficate.

  • What happens if I have to pull out?

    If you have to pull out for any reason you will forfeit your registration fees. If you have already raised money for the charity, this will be added to the final charity funds.

    However, if you do sign up for another challenge in the same year, the sponsorship money raised could be transferred to the other challenge subject to approval from the G4G Board of Governors. Any expenses incurred by G4G on your behalf would have to be reimbursed.