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