23rd – 24th April 2021
Registration £60 | Sponsorship £275
- A weekend challenge in the heart of the Lake District National Park
- Take on 5 of the Lake District’s toughest peaks
- Trek to the summit of Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak
- Fully supported by qualified mountain leaders
- Magnificent route in the heart of this UNESCO World heritage site
- All the love and support you deserve from our friendly fundraising team in the lead up to your challenge
This challenge runs over just one day, but with five peaks to tackle it’s certainly no walk in the park! Prepare for an exhausting but energising journey through the rugged and dramatic landscape of the Lake District, as you venture across 14 miles (22km) and tackle five of England’s most demanding peaks, including its highest – Scafell Pike. The group will climb to over 3,000 feet (900m), crossing crags and moorland past the Langdale Pikes towards Scafell.
Friday 23rd April 2021
Arrival & Preparation
The adventure begins in the late afternoon at our hostel, in the heart of the Lake District. You will need to arrive by 8pm to meet your leaders and for the full safety briefing.
Please note that dinner on this first night is not included, but is available at the hostel.
Saturday 24th April 2021
Rise and shine for breakfast and a bright and breezy start! From the Old Dungeon Ghyll we head north-west across the moorland towards the first peaks of the day: Rossett Pike. These are the southern fells of Wainwright country, which offer some of the finest hill-walking in England.
After a short pit stop, the next challenge beckons, Allen Crags. From its stony summit the view stretches across the Scafells and Derwent Water. Only three peaks remain, but they are the toughest of the day so require everyone to be focussed and determined.
Next it is on to the highlight of the day, the craggy peak of Scafell itself. There is, however, the small matter of the daunting field of boulders in between, as well as a steep climb to the summit of England’s highest mountain at 978m. Ringed on all sides by crags, the expansive views take in Great End and Helvellyn to the north, Crinkle Crags and Windermere to the south-east and, on a clear day, the Isle of Man and the Scottish hills to the west.
Our return route takes us over the iconic peaks of Ill Crag and Great End before descending back down into the Langdale valley in time to celebrate our achievement.
Please Note: The exact order that you will attempt each of the peaks will be determined by your mountain leaders on the day. It will be determined by weather and the groups walking speed.