The Spring Gathering

31st March – 2nd April 2023
Hayfield, Derbyshire

Organised by Alan Hardy, the Spring Reunion is an opportunity for regular Challengers to catch up and new Challengers to meet up with some old hands and experience the sociable side of the Challenge before the start of the event. Following a successful move Hayfield in Derbyshire in 2022 it will return there in 2023. There will be a walk on Saturday followed by a three-course meal at the Sportsman Inn. Alan hopes to negotiate a discount with the nearby Camping and Caravan Club.

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The Scottish Reunion

6th-8th October 2023
Newtonmore, Inverness-shire

Organised by Kirsten Paterson this is open to all Challengers, past, present and future! There will be a three course meal on Saturday and plenty of Munros, Corbetts and Grahams in the area as well as good low level walks. Newtonmore’s Folk Museum is nearby or you can visit polar bears and wildcats at the Highland Wildlife Park (part of Edinburgh Zoo) which is just a few miles up the road.

The Hill and Mountain Walking Club

was set up so these like-minded people could enjoy the friendships forged on the Challenge, exploring the hills and mountains and share an occasional drink. The Club aims to provide the kindred-ship of the hills and promote awareness and conservation of wilderness areas. The patron of the club is Hamish Brown, well-known mountaineer, writer and photographer, who invented the Challenge.

Although it isn’t essential to have participated around 95% have completed a crossing. More information can be found here or contact the club secretary at The club is not a typical walking club and as one member puts it, the “Hill and Mountain Walking Club is a club for un-clubable people, who enjoy the hills!”

The club organises weekend meets throughout the year in all parts of Britain and abroad. Accommodation is normally low cost – bunkhouses, hostels or camping.

The patron of the club is Hamish Brown, well-known mountaineer, writer and photographer.