Lake District Edges Challenge


Looking for a truly unique and exhilarating challenge? You've found it! The Lakes Edges Challenge, brought to you by Adventuring, is one of the most demanding and exciting events in the UK right now. This hair-raising adventure will take you on an unforgettable journey through the iconic Lake District, tackling four of its most famous edges: Striding Edge, Swirll Edge, Sharp Edge, and Halls Fell Ridge.

Prepare yourself for an adrenaline-fueled climb up Helvellyn via the breathtaking Striding Edge and Swirll Edge. Next, you'll scramble to the summit of Blencathra, navigating the thrilling Sharp Edge and Halls Fell Ridge. Covering a distance of 25km with an elevation gain of 2000 meters, this challenge crosses some of the most stunning fells in the Lakes, offering awe-inspiring views and a true test of endurance and skill.

This is not an easy feat—it's a grueling challenge that will push you to your limits. With only a 12-hour window to complete this intense journey, the Lakes Edges Challenge is designed for those who seek to truly test their mettle. It’s not just a walk; it’s a hard, demanding adventure that promises an unparalleled sense of achievement.

Join us at Adventuring and take on the Lakes Edges Challenge. Are you ready to embrace the ultimate test and conquer the edges?

Our Edges challenge cost : £200 per person and come supported with transport back to your vehicle at the end

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Challenge, Discovery, Guided, Trekking
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Lake District Edges Challenge.

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.

It involves:

  • 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 tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

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.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

The cost does not cover:

  • Transport to and from the challenge.
  • Food or water for the challenge.
  • Equipment / clothing.
  1. Day 1 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.

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