I have worked closely with Challenge The Wild on various projects including the “Walk of Oman- Reimagined” expedition in October 2021 where Dan and his team provided Walking With the Wounded with expert service and delivery in preparation for, and during the delivery of the event. Challenge The Wild is a credible and trustworthy organisation who are committed to improving the mental health, fitness and self-confidence of the veterans who take part in their activities. I can't recommend them enough.
Dan and his brilliant team played a huge role in pulling off an ambitious, wide-reaching challenge. Challenge The Wild’s knowledge and support was invaluable and we’re so grateful for the practical input they provided. I’ll personally remember our work together for the rest of my life and I’m so grateful for Dan’s contribution.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Dan, Joe and the team at Challenge the Wild… Your team were world-class at turning around our presenter challenge ‘Heart’s Strive to the Summits’. Your knowledge in the field, passion for our cause and levels of creativity were absolutely fantastic. Every step of the way I felt safe in the knowledge that you had our big idea covered, from the WOW moments to the finer details around logistics and health and safety. The result was an amazing week of radio and tens of thousands of pounds raised for our charity. I couldn’t have put my team in better hands. Thank you
Dan and his team at Challenge the Wild helped us to deliver Claire’s Triple Marathon Challenge in March 2017. They were fantastic to work with from start to finish and were involved in every aspect of the promotion. This was one of the biggest pieces of activity Capital East Midlands has ever undertaken and they made it all so straightforward, simple and stress free! I wouldn’t hesitate in working with them as they are a very slick operation and also a lot of fun to work with!
The Multi Activity events are excellent and a vital tool in supporting veteran keyworkers and their families. My professional view is that the energy and dedication from the Project Lead, his management team and the instructors needs to be enabled. With continued funding / support, I feel that they have got the business acumen underpinned by strong morals and sense of direction to help people who need it most. No one should underestimate the impact this type of activity has on individuals and as a collective.The benefits are endless, but ultimately these programmes provide positive physical and mental health for all"
On behalf of GMP we can't thank Challenge The Wild enough for the Veteran Key Worker Adventure Retreats delivered so far. The force has a large internal armed forces community and recent events in Afghanistan have had a noticeable effect on many. It's important as an organisation we recognise this and support the vulnerable however we can and the Adventure Retreats are a fantastic tool in the box for helping to keep our vulnerable veterans strong. I have also shared this programme with the veteran leads at Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria Police.
"Dan has run numerous events for me. Having run similar events with other companies and people in the past, Dan is the best. He is and his people are absolutely top. Trustworthy and inspirational. I’d have no hesitation in recommending him."
"The Challenge The Wild team were all very professional, clear, inspired confidence and trust. Overall it was excellent - all participants faced one challenge of some sort, from the physical to just learning to be part of a group from mixed backgrounds. The location was just stunning!"
I was looking for an alternative fundraising challenge to mountain walks I had previously arranged and heard about the Survive the Wild challenge, well it certainly ticked all the boxes that I was looking for: a tough challenge over two days with the opportunity for a large group of people to build on and form new relationships whilst raising money for charity. I would highly recommend this event – Dan, Sig and the team were brilliant and really made sure we were safe and challenged! We were completely taken out of our comfort zones, with some of the group tackling their fears head on with amazing support from the Challenge the Wild team to get them through it! A rewarding and fabulous tough challenge with lots of laughs to keep us going! Five stars all the way!
"On behalf of myself and the team at Hive (Cc’ed), we’d like to thank you for looking after us all last Thursday. We had an awesome time, and it certainly ticked all of the boxes as far as the brief was concerned. We all come away with a sense of achievement, it brought the teams closer together, with time to talk, think, share and reflect well away from the workplace. I have only just managed to walk down stairs again!
We have had some amazing feedback from the guys who took part, and I think one or two may have the bug for more hiking!