What is it?
An XTREME CHARACTER CHALLENGE is a 4 day adventure in the wild: a significant physical challenge that tests and builds skills for life. An XCC is a MIND BODY SOUL ADVENTURE — like an 'MOT' for blokes. It's a life check up. It asks big questions and expects to deliver big answers.
If you have lived a bit and are looking to re-boot, re-charge or re-engage, this adventure is for you.
“I’ve not seen my reflection in 3 days but I’ve never seen myself so clearly.” A.L.
Why bother? Who is this for?
It’s easy to get caught in the ‘Rat Race’ (watch the film above to see what we mean) and no matter how hard we try, it can suck us in. The desire for more, more ,more! Living in the Rat Race is never ending and it is draining. Sometimes we just need it to stop! To get off. To take time out. To have a break. To rest. To think. To re-focus. An XTREME CHARACTER CHALLENGE is the antidote to the Rat Race….it’s a way to break free.
Is that what you need? Then the XTREME CHARACTER CHALLENGE is for you.
“When life is stripped back you dig deeper” S.B.
“I know it’s ok to ask for help, to stand together; real manliness is not defined by what we do but how we live.” B.L.
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What kit should I bring? It's important that you ONLY bring what is on the list, nothing more. Try to borrow any items you don't already have. Some group items can be hired from our website shop.
In the event of a family emergency how can I be contacted? We take this issue very seriously and a mobile number will be given to all participants in advance of the event to leave with family/friends.
What is the route?/Where are we going? You will see! At the right times you will be fully briefed by our experienced crew throughout the weekend ... not knowing now is part of the challenge!
Can I bring snacks or isotonic powder? No. All food is supplied. You bring 1.5 litres of water, and we supply water thereafter. Extra snacks (unless for medical reasons) will be confiscated.
What if I have specific dietary requirements and/or medical conditions? Ensure you have filled in the relevant details in your sign up form and we will take it into account where possible.
How fit do I need to be to take part? It is a physically challenging event, so if you can't walk up stairs or jog to the local shop without breathing heavily it's definitely time to start training. Prepare as much as you can in the lead up to the event - walk, run, do basic strength training (examples here) - and ensure you drink plenty of water and fuel your body with healthy 'quality' calories.
I've heard these events are just for men - can women take part? Due to the nature of topics we discuss and the way men in particular respond and open up, these events are currently only for men. We have a partner organisation called 'Arise' that run similar events for women.
When should I sign up? Now! And encourage your friends to join you, you won't regret it.