Lake District 7 peaks 28/09/2024

£10.00£75.00

Take on one of the Lake Districts toughest challenges and be rewarded with epic panoramic views from the highest peaks in England. You’ll get full support along the way by our team of experienced mountain leaders who will ensure you get the very best of this amazing experience.

Date: 28/09/2024
Meet Location: Carpark beside the Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JY
Meet Time: 07:00

We have 3 funding options available:

Option 1 – Self funded: £75 fee paid online & no fundraising commitment.

Option 2 – Charity sponsorship: £10 reg fee paid online & at least £300 charity sponsorship.

Option 3 – Mixed fundraising: £40 reg fee paid online & at least £230 charity sponsorship.

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THE LAKE DISTRICT 7 PEAKS CHALLENGE:

Take on 7 of the Lake District’s toughest peaks. You will trek to the summit of Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak, fully supported throughout along this magnificent route in the heart of the Lakes.

This challenge runs over one day, but with seven 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 15 miles and tackle seven 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 Pike before returning over our final two summits of the day.

 

OUR ROUTE:

From the Old Dungeon Ghyll we head north-west across the moorland towards the first peaks of the day: Rossett Pike. After a short stop to catch our breath, the next challenge beckons, Allen Crags. From its stony summit the view stretches across the Scafells and Derwent Water.

Two peaks down and with the toughest yet to come we  grit our teeth and push to our next summit, Great End. With no time for rest we push onto our fourth summit, Ill Crag before eyeing up the highest summit in England, the craggy peak of Scafell itself.

Our return route takes us over the iconic peaks of Esk Pike and Bow Fell before descending back down into the Langdale valley in time to celebrate our achievement.

 

DIFFICULTY:

The Lakes 7 Peaks challenge is graded as tough. This is the perfect challenge for participants who are of an adventurous spirit and an open mind and who wish to push themselves in a wild and remote region of one of the UK’s most iconic landscapes. On the Lakes 7 Peaks Challenge you will be:

•    Trekking for around 11 hours in a single day.

•    Covering 15 miles of mountainous terrain.

•    Trekking without support, carrying all your food and water for the entire day.

•    Ascend more 1500m in a single day. That’s more ascent than Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain!

•    Summiting 7 of the highest hills in the Lake District, Scafell Pike (978m) Great End (910m) Ill Crag (935m) Allen Crags (785m) Rossett Pike (651m) Esk Pike (885m) and Bow Fell (902m)

This event requires a good level of fitness, as such we would recommend regular exercise and walks to ensure you get the most out of this challenge.

 

KIT & EQUIPMENT:

This challenge takes place in a remote and mountainous environment, away from roads and immediate access to vehicle evacuation. It is therefore extremely important that you come prepared with the correct kit for this challenge. Please ensure that your waterproof jacket is able to keep you dry when subjected to rain for several hours at a time, and that you also have waterproof trousers as legs get just as wet as tops. Footwear should also be waterproof and most importantly should have good grip.

Sports trainers are not appropriate for the terrain of this challenge.

We also ask you to ensure that you bring with you a warm layer, along with a hat and gloves.

– Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
– Hat and Gloves
– Walking boots
– Comfortable clothes to walk in
– Food and Water
– Personal first aid kit
– Sweets/Sugary snacks
– Suncream & Midge spray

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Personal Insurance
  • Accommodation before/after the event (Please ask us if you require recommendations)

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • A qualified Mountain Leader throughout
  • Lake District 7 Peaks finishers medal

 

YOUR CHARITY:

If you’re fundraising you’ll confirm which charity you’re supporting via a drop down menu. Be careful to pick the correct one. Your confirmation email details how to set up an online JustGiving page for sponsorship donations.

CHARITY FUNDRAISING DEADLINES:

All sponsorship goes direct to the Charity via your online JustGiving page. At least 50% of the sponsorship target should be with the Charity by 3 weeks prior to the Challenge. At this time the Charity pays a Fee for your place to the Organiser (similar to the Self Funding cost – or half of it for Mixed Funding as you’ve already covered half). Failure to meet the deadline may result in cancellation by your charity. The remaining 50%, and any extra, should be with your Charity by 4 weeks after the Challenge.

PLEASE NOTE:

Mountain weather can be fickle at the best of times and there is no guarantee that you will see the sunrise or even a view. The walk will take place in most weathers but the leader will reserve final judgement on the day (in most cases) and maintains the right to abandon any walk if they feel the safety of themselves or any participant is at risk.

FAQ’S:

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE ONCE I REGISTER?IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?CAN I CHOOSE A CHARITY NOT LISTED?CAN I FUNDRAISE FOR TWO CHARITIES?WHEN WILL I HEAR FROM MY CHARITY?
You will receive a receipt via email, along with a Confirmation Email welcoming you onto the challenge detailing any next steps and timelines you need to be aware of, and letting you know where to find all the information you will need for your challenge. If you don’t receive this within 24 hours, please check your spam/junk mail folders.
Yes you must be 18 or over on the day of the challenge if taking on a Full Challenge, 16+ & accompanied by an adult if taking on a Half Challenge, 14+ & accompanied by an adult if taking on a Quarter Challenge & finally 8+ for a 10km Challenge.

Under 18s taking part cannot sign themselves up – they must be signed up by someone over 18.

If there is a charity you would like to fundraise for that does not appear on our list, we ask that you speak with your preferred Charity about what you would like to, and ask them to register with us via our short contact form which can be found on our website page www.eliteadventures.co.uk/charityregistration

Once they’ve registered with us, it will take about 5-7 working days to add them onto our registration forms, and you can then sign up to your chosen challenge in aid of them.

Alternatively you can Self Fund your place and fundraise for them independently with no fundraising commitment.

Please note: the above is relevant for Charity Sponsorship or Mixed Funding places only. If you are entering as a Self Funder you can fundraise for any charity of your choice (only if you want to) & we do not need to be informed.

If you are entering on a Charity Sponsorship or Mixed Funding place then NO – you must select one prime charity for your fundraising, and they must be registered with us. This is because your charity will be paying for a portion of your place on the event (out of the fundraising that you generate). If you wish to also fundraise for another charity, you can do so on your own terms but only as long as you reach the minimum fundraising target your first/prime charity.

If you join as a Self Funder however, you have complete flexibility on who you fundraise for – with no targets or deadlines, and no cost to those charities.

If you have chosen to fundraise for a charity, we will pass your details over to them and you can expect to hear from them within 14 days. If for some reason you do not hear from your charity after this time, please contact them directly or email [email protected]

 

Additional information

Funding option

Self Funding, Charity Sponsorship, Mixed Fundraising

Charity

No charity sponsorship, 20 Stories High, Accuro, Acorn Education Trust, Acorns Children's Hospice, Action For A-T, ADHD UK, Allsorts, All We Can, Anaphylaxis UK, Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services, The Big Food Project, The Brain Charity, Birmingham Dogs Home, Bluebell Wood, BSAVA PetSavers, Bullwell Runners, Cheetah Conservation Fund UK, Children And War UK, Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group, Church Army, Dragonfly Cancer Trust, Duchenne UK, Dystonia UK, Every Life Matters, Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Friends of Ravenshall, Georgia's Voice, Giddo's Gift, Harry's Pals, Heaven's Playground, Helen Allison School PTFA, Hypo Hounds, Immunodeficiency UK, Independent Age, Jessie's Fund, Just4Children, Kijana Kwanza (Young People First), Lancashire Youth Challenge, Leicester Animal Aid, Life, Lifeshare, Longfield Community Hospice, Manorview Foundation, Medic to Medic, MEF2C Foundation, Meningitis Now, Merciful Relief Foundation, Our Time, Paces, Parenting Mental Health, People Matters, Retina UK, Rossendale Trust, Protection Approaches, Rotherham Hospice, Rotherham Hospital & Community Charity, Roundabout, Sands, Sebastian’s Action Trust, Secret World Wildlife Rescue, SIFA Fireside, Suffolk Mind, Suicide&Co, Tigers4Ever, Time To Talk Mental Health UK, Tree Aid, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity, Vision4Youth, Walk N Talk 4 Mental Health, When You Wish Upon a Star, Y Care International, YMCA Exeter, York Mind, Younger People With Dementia, Your Trust Charity – Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust

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