Unique event challenges participants to scale 7 peaks without ever leaving Duntroon

A unique challenge for a charity that promotes winter sun safety and allows participants to enjoy the great outdoors.

The 7 Summits Snowshoe Challenge for Skin Cancer wants participants to get active in support of Melanoma Canada.

It is estimated that 1,300 Canadians die of melanoma skin cancer and approximately 8,000 are diagnosed each year.

The challenge involves teams snowshoeing enough distance to climb seven peaks, or about 43 kilometers collectively.

The day also comes with a few perks, including food and entertainment.

“Teams will come together to take on the challenge together,” said Falyn Katz, Melanoma Canada. “We’ll have breakfast for them, lunch by celebrity chef and ‘Godfather of the Grill’ Ted Reader, live music all day, and we’ll just have fun in the good old days of the Canadian winter. .”

Participants can commit to snowshoeing at their own pace.

No snowshoes, no problem; the challenge is to go out and have fun while raising funds.

The qualifying teams will meet on the Duntroon Trails near Collingwood on February 26.

The event is also offered virtually.

Complete challenge and registration information is available on the 7 Summits Snowshoe Challenge for Skin Cancer website.