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Fri 05 Aug - Sun 07 Aug 2022


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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Fri 05 Aug 2022


Participants will arrive at the hostel in the late afternoon for an introduction and full briefing about the weekend’s events. Please note that tonight’s evening meal is not included, although you can purchase it from the hostel, a nearby restaurant or alternatively bring your own food to cook at the accommodation.


Day 2, Sat 06 Aug 2022

Langdale Loop

This will be an early start with a minibus transfer to stunning Langdale.

You will begin the trek from the famous Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and your first objective of the day will be the summit of Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain. After reaching Scafell Pike the route heads back towards Langdale, ticking off the peaks as you go, before descending back into the valley to finish at the Sticklebarn pub. Here you will have your well-deserved celebration before a minibus takes you back to the hostel.

Langdale route - 26km and 1,866m of ascent

This is the toughest of the two days and consists of greater distance, ascent and rougher terrain. However, with one day of walking in your legs, you will be surprised to find this easier going! The 12 peaks for the day will be:

1. Rossett Pike

2. Allan Crags

3. Great End

4. Ill Crag

5. Broad Crag

6. Scafell Pike

7. Esk Pike

8. Bowfell

9. Crinkle Crags

10. Long Top

11. Cold Pike

12. Pike O'Blisco


Day 3, Sun 07 Aug 2022

Fairfield Loop

After a very early start and a hearty breakfast, the group will head off in minibuses to the start of the challenge in the nearby village of Grasmere.

From here the route will take you up to the summit of Fairfield before heading east and ticking off peaks as you go. You will finish the day on the summit of Red Screes before descending directly down to Ambleside to celebrate your achievements.

Fairfield route - 21km and 1,433m of ascent.

This is a long day that includes some of the most famous mountains in the Lake District, all directly overlooking lake Windermere. The 12 peaks for this day will be:

1. Stone Arthur

2. Heron Pike

3. Great Rigg

4. Fairfield

5. Scrubby Crag

6. Hart Crag

7. Dove Crag

8. Little Hart Crag

9. Middle Dodd

10. Red Screes

11. Raven Crag

12. Snarker Pike


Important information

Please note that there are limited trains back from Windermere on Sundays so make sure you have booked an open ticket. You may want to book yourself another night at the hostel in case you miss your train or to avoid travelling/driving home when tired.

This itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the strength of the group and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your expedition leader will have the final say.

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