1. Costs

  1. What are the 2018 challenge costs?
  2. What does the cost include?
  3. How can I pay?
  4. Are there any additional costs?
  5. Extensions, Singles and Extra Supporters
  6. Walk for Free!
  1. What are the 2018 challenge costs?

    The total challenge cost for 2018 is £3570 (plus online booking fee). The cost is based on 2 people sharing a twin room (single room packages are not available on this trip) and it's dormitories on the trail itself. Below is a breakdown for these costs.

    Booking Deposit is £400 (plus online booking fee) and this is made up of the Walk the Walk Pack & Kit Fee of £100 and the Tour Deposit of £300. Both are non-refundable.

    Payment Options: 
    You will have the option to pay for the remaining cost of your challenge in two ways, 2 Instalments (4th September and 4 December 2017) or by monthly (standing order) £asyPay payments.

     

    Please note: The cost of your package has been calculated at the time of the event launch in March 2017. Due to the possible fluctuations in the financial market for the forthcoming year and the value of the GBP against the Swedish Krona, please be aware that should the exchange rate fluctuate above 3% on the cost of the challenge, the charity will unfortunately be forced to pass on any increase in costs (or reduce your costs for any decrease, if applicable). The final price will be confirmed to you prior to the Final Balance being due, any costs below 3% will be covered by Walk the Walk in Action and will not be passed on. The charity will absolutely aim to avoid any additional costs, however the fluctuations of currency are out of our control and therefore an increase in price may be applied.

  2. What does the cost include?

    • 4 economy flights including return flights on scheduled services
    • UK airport tax
    • Abisko Mountain Station will supply backcountry skis, boots and poles
    • Snow suits and snow boots from the ICEHOTEL
    • Experienced Mountain Guides & Support Team - the group will be split smaller teams for the Challenge both for enjoyment and safety, all guides & support staff are inclusive in the cost
    • All transport whilst on the challenge including snowmobiles and husky sledging
    • Visit, dinner and lift pass to Aurora Sky Station
    • All accommodation; dormitories on the challenge itself and twin share in Abisko Mountain Station, plus 2 nights in the ICEHOTEL, one night on the ice
    • Cocktail in the ICEBAR 
    • All meals except breakfast and lunch on Day 1 and lunch on Day 5
    • Walk the Walk Arctic fleece lined ski hat
    • Walk the Walk High Vis Training Beanie
    • 2 exclusive long-sleeved Arctic Challenge T-shirts
    • Bra to decorate
    • Pre-Event Training Day in November
    • Pre-Event 20 Mile Training Walk in January/February
    • Plus lots, lots more 

    This also includes protection by health and safety laws, trade description legislation, contract laws and package holidays regulations.

  3. How can I pay?

    You can register via the online entry form:

    1. Pay your deposit + WTW Pack & Kit Fee to guarantee your place.
    2. Depending on your choice of payment for the balance, we will be in touch.

    Want to split your payments? No problem!

    In 2 Instalments - 50% of balance due by 4 September 2017, remaining 50% due by 4 December 2017.
    Monthly Payments - See our £asyPay schedule below (2018).

    Download Arctic Challenge 2018 £asyPay Schedule

    Download Arctic Challenge 2018 Standing Order Mandate

  4. Are there any additional costs?

    • Payment by credit card or online entry form: all figures subject to a 2% fee
    • Overseas postage charge: dependent on your location (approximately £9.50)
    • Any dry slope tuition that you may require as a non-skier to attain a level 4 ski ability. 
    • Alcoholic drinks and any drinks other than those provided.
    • Personal spending money
    • Insurance (available from £24 for a single trip).

    Special equipment and clothing required - a full list of clothing and equipment will be provided to all participants, however the key items are as follows:

    • Backpack suitable for backcountry skiing, approximately 30 litres
    • Ski goggles with protective lenses
    • Ski suit or windproof trousers
    • Ski jacket 
    • Down jacket to carry with you on the trail 
    • Thermals (2 sets)
    • High quality thermal ski gloves and additional glove liners 

  5. Extensions, Singles and Extra Supporters

    Due to the complexities of organising a challenge such as this in a very remote region, we are unable to offer different types of packages for this challenge, as these are all advanced group bookings for the number attending. We are unable to alter flights, offer single accommodation or add on Supporters or guests to the itinerary. The itinerary is jam packed and a lot of fun to do as a team, from the Marathon itself to the cocktails in the ICEBAR.

  6. Walk for Free!

    At Walk the Walk if you excel in your fundraising, to thank you for supporting us we can refund your Tour Costs! If you intend to raise up to £2,999.99 for Walk the Walk then you will be eligible for a Refund of under £1,000, exact amounts for this challenge below. All fundraising monies must be received by Walk the Walk before 21 May 2018 to potentially receive a refund after this date. Please note the minimum amount to be raised is £650.

    Raise £2,500 & WTW will refund £520
    Raise £3,000 & WTW will refund £820

    All Walkers can raise up to £2,999.99 and receive a Refund based on the above breakdown. If you would like to receive a refund of more than £1,000 this means that you will be classed as a Professional Fundraiser under the Charities Act 1992, Section 60. This only applies to you if you intend to raise £4,000 or more and intend to accept the refund.  

    If you would like to receive a Refund of your Tour Costs and intend to raise £4,000 or more, you are required to complete a separate document within 14 days of applying/registering; this is in accordance with the Charity Commission and Charities Act 1992. This is very important because if you do not complete this form, the maximum amount that can be refunded is £820. Please contact [email protected] to be sent a link to this online form.

    Raise £4,000 & WTW will refund £1,220
    Raise £5,000 & WTW will refund £1,870
    Raise £6,000 & WTW will refund £2,520
    Raise £7,000 & WTW will refund £3,170

    The maximum amount that can be refunded to any Walker is the total paid for the standard 5-night stay. This does not include the Deposit, Walker Pack & Kit Fee, booking fee, insurance or personal spending. 

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