Lake District Edges Challengefrom
Every now and then you come across a challenge that is truly unique and amazing. Good news is you’ve found it. The Lake District Edges challenge is one of the best challenges in the country right now. This exciting and hair raising challenge event will have you climbing up Helvellyn via the famous Striding and Swirls Edge. Followed by an exciting scramble to the top of Blencathra taking in the epic Sharps Edge and Halls Fell Ridge. You will have only a 12 hour window of opportunity to complete the Lake District Edges Challenge.
There’s a video here that you can check out if you have never done Sharp edge before that will give you a great idea of what you can expect.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeChallenge, Discovery, Guided, Trekking
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Medium Group
Every now and then you come across a challenge that is truly unique and amazing. Good news is you’ve found it. The Lake District Edges challenge is one of the best challenges in the country right now. This exciting and hair raising challenge will have you walking, scrambling and climbing your way across 4 of the most iconic mountain edges in England.
Your have a 12 hour window of opportunity to complete the Edges challenge.
- Walking / climbing 21 miles with 2365 meters of up hill.
- Making your way over the exposed Striding Edge and Swirls edge on the infamous Helvellyn.
- Climbing up Blencathra’s iconic Sharp Edge and Halls fell ridge.
- Reaching 7 Mountain tops along the way.
This challenge event is a great warm and training weekend if your thinking about doing the National 3 peaks challenge later in the year. In other words it will give you an idea of what its like to be out in the mountains for a long periods of time under hard conditions. Having the ability to keep moving when your tied, wet and cold is what the 3 peaks challenge is all about.
The cost covers:
- Drop of after the finish of Blencathra back to your cars at the starting point.
- A Mountain leader to guide you on this amazing challenge.
The cost does not cover:
- Transport to and from the challenge.
- Food or water for the challenge.
- Equipment / clothing.
The edges challenge
0800: Meet at YHA Helvellyn where you will meet your guide and have a safety brief.
0815: final kit checks.
08:30 – Start the challenge – From here you have 12 hours to complete the challenge.
20:30 All participants will have completed the challenge and transport will be provided back to the starting point.
Ideally, yes you will need to have had some walking experience. This is a big challenge with a lot of uphill walking.
You will need your summer walking kit (but this is the Lake District after all so come prepared for all seasons!) as well as some other essentials. When you complete your booking you will receive further information which contains a kit list with everything you need.
You will also need to bring enough food and water to see you through.
The YHA Helvellyn – When you complete your booking you will have access to an information sheet with all the meeting details on it. If you need any further help, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Adventuring.