Surviving the Cairngorms to Save the Forum

by Tunbridge Wells Forum in Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £590

raised so far

+ est. £32.50 Gift Aid



The ultimate winter challenge, dangerous and gruelling. 7 mountains, 3 days, 2 nights, in the most hostile climate in the UK.

by Tunbridge Wells Forum in Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 15th January 2021 we'd raised £590 with 17 supporters in 107 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Why? To save our legendary, local music venues across the UK which have been adversely affected by COVID-19, unable to reopen with social distancing restrictions.

Two brave men, Ollie and Dexter, are enduring the challenge to climb 7 mountains in 3 days, 4 of which are among the highest in the UK, suffering temperatures down to -20 degrees, battling thick fog, winds of up to 60mph, all whilst navigating to safety check points before nightfall. All in order to survive the brutal Cairngorm climate in this ultimate winter challenge. 

The Cairngorms is a sub-arctic mountain range in the Scottish Highlands. It’s the coldest place in the UK with a landscape so extreme that it's where the UK Special Forces carry out their arctic training.

Ollie and Dexter are documenting the whole journey from training to finish. Follow and share by searching #survivingthecairngorms and @survivingthecairngorms on Instagram. Footage of the challenge will be publicly released upon completion. 

All money raised will be split 50/50 between Music Venue Trust's Red List and The Forum. Find out more about The Forum on their website:  




This project offered rewards

£500 or more

Free Venue Hire for a Night

We cannot say when yet, although as soon as the venue reopens and we are able to offer you some dates, you can have the Forum all to yourself for a private party.

£15 or more

Free Entry to the Challenge Movie Premier

A high quality, short movie will be curated with footage of Ollie and Dexter completing the challenge. This will be premiered at The Forum once possible.

£20 or more

Free DVD of the Challenge Movie

The movie of the challenge will be sent to you as a DVD.

£30 or more

A3 Poster of Photography by Ollie

Ollie, one of the challenge participants, is also an amazing photographer. Donate to receive a copy of one of his beautiful photographs that you can browse on his Instagram: @oliver_leo_griffin

£50 or more

Free Forum Merch

You can buy it cheaper on the Forum website, although it won't feel as good as donating to these champion's efforts.

£100 or more

Forum Goody Bag

All of the above, plus a Forum scarf, badge and hand-drawn A3 Forum print on recycled paper.

£1,000 or more

Good Karma

And reincarnation as a well-loved pet in the next life.

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