Join the TUF Trek to Machu Picchu: 18th–27th September, 2020
To celebrate its 25th Anniversary, The Urology Foundation (TUF) is undertaking a fundraising trek to Machu Picchu in Peru. The Ancascocha Trek (often called the ‘Super Inca Trail’ or the ‘Hidden Inca Trail’), is a challenging trail, and a less travelled but more rewarding path than the more well-trodden Inca trail. The trek involves camping and takes roughly five days and includes passing through traditional villages like Chillipahua, and its namesake Ancascocha, at 12 795 feet. Along the way, it traverses high passes, including a high point of roughly 16 000 feet on Inca Chiriaska, and takes in spectacular views of the towering 20 551-foot Salcantay.
We are hoping to raise as much as £150 000 for TUF. All costs for this challenge are covered by the trekkers themselves, so all donations go to The Urology Foundation.
The Urology Foundation, or TUF, is a truly fantastic charity. Over the years it has worked tirelessly to ensure that patients affected by cancers of the kidneys, bladder and prostate, as well as troublesome conditions such as incontinence and kidney stones, are given the attention they need and deserve. TUF’s mission is to achieve excellence in urology through research, innovation and training.
Thanks to TUF, researchers across the UK are finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat these disease problems. TUF enables urologists and urology nurses to access specialist training to improve their skills and effectiveness so that they can give the best care and treatment to the people who need it the most – our patients.
Over the last few years we have seen an increase in the number of urology patients undergoing robotic and laser surgery for prostate and kidney cancer, the introduction of Botox to treat overactive bladder, and much of this is due to the work of TUF.
In the future, TUF is determined to extend its remit and fund areas of innovation, training and research into urinary tract infections, assessment of new surgical techniques, simulation in training and quality of life in patients with urological problems.