Two Peaks Challenge

7 – 8 September

Join us for a sponsored hike in the stunning Swiss Alps! Departing from Somaskanda Ashram in the Davos area, we’ll trek 11 kilometres to Glattwang Peak and Mattlishorn, helping raise funds for Skanda Vale Hospice!

Supporting Skanda Vale Hospice

Skanda Vale Hospice is a place in Wales, UK, where families affected by life-limiting illnesses are offered highly individualised care, completely free of charge. The hospice is set up as a charity and run by our mothership organisation Skanda Vale and a large team of dedicated volunteers. 

By participating in this sponsored hike, you’ll be making a real difference in the lives of hospice patients and their families. Every step you take and every pound or Swiss franc you raise will help support the invaluable work of Skanda Vale Hospice.

So grab your friends and join us for a day of fun, exercise, and community spirit. Together, let’s make a positive impact and support Skanda Vale Hospice!

  • A strenuous 7-hour / 11 km hike.
  • 900m ascent / descent.
  • Long ridges and steep cliffs.
  • The event is planned for Saturday 7th September, with Sunday 8th held as an alternative in case of bad weather.
  • Participants requested to raise £500.
  • Limited to 20 hikers, so secure your spot now!
The challenge

We set off at 8:30 am from Somaskanda Ashram on a steep two-hour ascent to Glattwang Peak. Walking along the ridge from Glattwang offers truly breathtaking 360° views. After a rest at Arflinafurgga Pass, we’ll ascend Mattlishorn before descending to the picturesque picnic spot by Unter-Clunersee Lake. Finally, relax and savour a delicious meal, reflecting on your amazing journey through the Swiss Alps.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable hike
  • You should have good general health and fitness levels.
  • Have no vertigo symptoms.
  • Bring appropriate mountaineering gear: sturdy, high shoes, trekking poles, wind/waterproofs, warm clothes, and sun protection.
  • Allow enough time for the challenge: We recommend you arrive by Friday, September 6th, and depart no earlier than Monday, September 9th.
  • We offer simple dormitory-style accommodation at Somaskanda Ashram for free.
  • The best alternative is to stay at the nearby Hotel Arflina.
  • Please make your own travel arrangements, but wait for confirmation from our team before booking anything.
  • We can offer limited free transport to and from the nearby village of Fideris and Somaskanda Ashram:
    • Departures from Fideris Dorf: Friday 5:40 pm, Saturday 7:40 am.
    • Option for transport from Hotel Arflina to the Ashram available.
    • Return transport to Fideris: Sunday 6 pm, Monday 8 am.
  • Please arrange lifts from Fideris to Somaskanda Ashram via our WhatsApp group.

To collect sponsorship from friends and family, please set up a fundraising page on JustGiving.

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