Sport in the UAE - Going Out: Grab your hiking boots this Autumn and try the Gulf for Good Himalayan Challenge

Discover yourself on a magical journey with an award-winning adventurer.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
17th June 2017

article:17th June 2017

Untapped beauty: Bhutan’s culture and tradition has been retained to this day.
Untapped beauty: Bhutan’s culture and tradition has been retained to this day.

One intrepid explorer is preparing for the adventure of a lifetime this autumn ­– and up to 20 members of the public are invited to go along with him.

Adrian Hayes is leading a life-changing journey, trekking through the last surviving Kingdom of the Himalayas with Gulf for Good from 27 October to 4 November.


The first challenge of its kind in the region, Hayes will lead this week long trek through the mountains, delivering inspiring daily workshops on personal growth, leadership, and team development.

Unlike anywhere else on earth, Bhutan is a mystical kingdom filled with dense forests, impressive mountains, ancient monasteries, and a culture unchanged by and isolated from the modern world; this will be a test of physical fitness as well as an opportunity for self-discovery in a spectacular, unspoiled country steeped in ancient history and tradition.

“This trek is not about summitting Everest; instead about overcoming the ‘Everest’ within all of us,” says Hayes.

“We will be doing some ground-breaking and change-inducing development and self-growth work, suitable for all ages, genders, and backgrounds.”

Hayes is a British record-breaking adventurer, author, speaker, presenter, leadership consultant and campaigner. An Arabic and Nepalese speaking former British Army Gurkha Officer and Special Forces reservist, he has achieved major goals in the past 10 years – Everest, K2, the North Pole, South Pole, the length of Greenland by kite-ski, the Arabian Desert by camel, two Guinness world records, two documentaries and two books.

Gulf For Good, which invests in regional children’s charities, leaves a long-lasting mark.

Gulf For Good, which invests in regional children’s charities, leaves a long-lasting mark.

He will offer insight to challengers on leveraging strengths and goal setting, maximising potential, comfort zones and overcoming challenges, as well as leadership and real teamwork.

Hayes leads this challenge in partnership with Gulf for Good, a UAE-based charity of which he is an ambassador, with challengers raising funds for the Mission Himalaya Children’s Eco Home & Farm in Nepal, a self-sustaining orphanage for abandoned children.

“We are proud to announce this challenge as a real first of its kind in the region,” said Brian Wilkie, chairman of Gulf for Good. “It offers a unique opportunity for people to spend a week of learning and development with Adrian in one of the most beautiful and remote countries in the world. The trek will be physically challenging, but certainly doable by anyone with determination and commitment.”

WHAT: Gulf for Good Himalayan Challenge
WHERE: Bhutan
WHEN: October 27 to November 4
CONTACT: [email protected]


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