This exciting and rewarding challenge will have you trekking the some of the highest mountains in England (all over 3000 feet in altitude) over the course of a weekend.
The Lake District Mountain Challenge sees participants climb the highest peak in England (Scafell Pike) as well as some of the other most prominent mountans in the Lake District; Great End, Esk Pike and Bow Fell. The total ascent is over 2000 metres.
This is a tough challenge. The terrain is varied involving some steep ascents and descents in rugged mountain terrain. Taking part in this challenge is a huge personal achievement regardless of the total number of peaks completed by each individual. It is a challenge that can attract a lot of sponsorship and is great for team bonding and promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace.
We will be running this special open weekend once in 2017 on the weekend of 19th August and 30th September. If you have a team or group booking of 10 people or more we can offer group discounts on this date, or if you prefer we can arrange an exclusive event just for you on a date of your choosing! If you would like to book an exclusive event just contact us.
You will depart for the trek in the morning and tackle the mighty Scafell Pike before lunch. Throughout, you will be able to enjoy fantastic views across the beautiful rugged mountains and if you are lucky have views out towards the Irish Sea and Southern Scotland.
After lunch, Esk Pike beckons. We are now half of the way through the challenge, with only two more peaks to complete before the end of the challenge, but they are the biggest of the day! The splendid Bow Fell is the third peak you will climb. The challenge finishes by descending down ‘The Band’ to Langdale.
You can celebrate your achievement back in in lovely Langdale or Ambleside in the company of friends you will have made during the day.
What kit should participants bring?
This is an upland challenge so appropriate walking equipment is require including waterproof jacket and trousers, walking boots with ankle support and no jeans. Full details of what to bring will be provided in a kit list.
Who will be leading the activities?
We have a great team of experienced, enthusiastic and fully qualified Mountain Leaders who will look after participants throughout the challenge. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of the group and of course to ensure that everyone in the group has a great time.
Will meals be provided?
No, participants must being their own packed lunch and snacks.
How fit do participants need to be?
Participants should be reasonably fit when taking part in this big walk. Whilst participants do not need to have hillwalking experience to complete this challenge, a reasonable level of fitness with some training undertaken on some slopes to ensure participants get the most out of the day and give themselves the best opportunity to complete the route.
Do we need to book accommodation?
It is a long day for participants not used to hillwalking so staying the night before or after the event can be a good idea. We can assist with booking accommodation and can help you get preferential rates with some local accommodation providers so please contact us for more details.
Event cost includes experienced and knowledgeable walk guide services, insurance, fully risk assessed planning and the guarantee of an enjoyable and safe grand-day-out in the beautiful Lake District national park.
If you wish to raise money for charity we can discuss with you an appropriate fundraising target for the event or per person based upon own experience.