LMG Originals & Classics
Whether you're stepping in to your first mountain challenge event or want to take on something epic during the course of the day we have a range of challenges to suit a variety of abilities and desires.
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ONE DAY CHALLENGES
THE KESWICK 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE
The Keswick 3 Peaks Challenge is an ace challenge to take on if you want to 'test the water' with a mountain challenge event, or if you have a mixed ability group and want to cater for everyone. The challenge takes on an 18 mile circuit over three of the most popular fells surrounding Derwent Water, the lake that Keswick sits next to. You'll accrue a whopping 1000m of ascent as you tackle Catbells, Walla Crag and Latrigg, with the aim of getting around the route in less than 10 hours. A perfect challenge for the Spring / Autumn when the daylight hours are a little bit more restrictive!
THE YORKSHIRE 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE
The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is a hard but super rewarding day out for any keen walker, no matter their experience. As the name suggests, the challenge is to summit the three highest peaks of Yorkshire in one single circuit. The distance totals 24.5 miles and the challenge is to complete it in under 12 hours.
Many groups find employing the services of a guide beneficial as they can also set the pace of the day, manage the group, be on hand to deal with any emergency situations and of course navigate. Click Here for more information.
THE BORROWDALE10 CHALLENGE
The Borrowdale10 Challenge was is the brainchild of Lakeland Mountain Guides. The fells in Upper Borrowdale create an amazing horseshoe of giant fells, so we naturally saw a challenge in it! 5 of the peaks are in the top 10 highest peaks in England - including Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Great End. The aim is to complete the 12 mile route which contains 2000m ascent in under 12 hours.
This challenge is ideally suited to those with good fitness and serves as a great progression from the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. Click Here for more information.
THE LAKELAND 10 PEAKS CHALLENGE
The Lakeland 10 Peaks Challenge is a step up from challenges such as the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, and arguably the National 3 Peaks Challenge. The 17.5 mile route racks up a huge 2500m ascent over 10 peaks - in one day! The peaks included in the challenge are also some of the tallest in England, such as Great Gable, Scafell Pike and Bowfell. The challenge requires a good level of fitness, bucket loads of motivation and oodles of mental strength. The average time taken to complete the challenge is between 12-14 hours so an early start is required. Click Here for more Information.
SNOWDONIA SCRAMBLE CHALLENGE
If you enjoy a good scramble or climb the this challenge would certainly be for you. Snowdonia holds some of the finest low grade scrambling ridges in the UK and during this single push your challenge is to complete 4 of the classics!
How does taking on the North Ridge of Tryfan, the south ridge, the Birstly Ridge and Crib Goch all in one go sound?
Participants must have previous scrambling experience and be reasonably hill-fit, so if you tick those boxes check this out!
THE LAKELAND 3000's SUNSET CHALLENGE
An adaptation of the Lakeland 3000's in 24 Hours. We've fine tuned the event and pulled a lot of the mileage but replaced it with more interesting and exciting routes up the peaks. On this challenge you will try and climb Skiddaw via Ullock Pike, Helvellyn via Striding Edge and both Scafell Pike and Scafell all before the sun sets! There is approximately 16 hours of walking involved in this challenge so being fit and experienced in the mountains is essential!
TWO DAY CHALLENGES
Now you're asking for it - up to 24 hours of walking over the course of a day or two of putting your physical and mental strength to the test against the fells! Go for it!
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The National Three Peaks Challenge is the most popular and well known of all walking challenges. The challenge is to reach the summit of all three national peaks within a 24 hour period. The challenge traditionally starts on Ben Nevis in Scotland (1,345m), followed by Scafell Pike in England (978m) and finally Snowdon (1,085m) in Wales. Although undertaken by thousands of people a year, it is a challenge that should not be taken lightly. In total you will walk a distance of 25 miles, climb a mountain in the dark and not get much (if any) sleep in over 24 hours!
THE LAKELAND 24 PEAKS CHALLENGE
In recent years the Lakeland 24 Peaks Challenge has started to become a bit of a classic. It is a 2 day walking challenge, of which the Lakeland 10 Peaks is day one. As you can imagine, with a first day as tough as the one listed above, a second day which includes 14 peaks wouldn't be an easy one. The second day of the 24 Peaks is a slightly easier day, but it still covers 14 miles and racks up an impressive 2300m ascent - bringing the challenge total to over 31 miles and more ascent than the height of Mont Blanc!
THE LAKELAND 3000'S IN 24 HOURS
THE WELSH 3000'S IN 24 HOURS
England hosts 4 mountains which stand over 3000ft, all of which are in the Lake District. Naturally this led to a walking challenge being created, a challenge to walk between the 4 peaks in one go. Starting and finishing in Keswick the route starts up Skiddaw (931m) and then heads down the Borrowdale valley to tick off Scafell (964m) and Scafell Pike (978m). The toughest section of the challenge now ensues as you make your way across to the Helvellyn range. Helvellyn (950m) is the fourth and final peak, after which a final 8 miles brings you to the finish.
Wales has 14 3000ft mountains and the challenge is simple - to have stood on the top of all of them within a 24 hour period. The challenge has a wide variety of terrain and experiences, from grassy peak bagging over the Carneddau to super exposed scrambling on Crib Goch and Tryfan. In total the route is 25+ miles and hosts a leg numbing 3000m of ascent. The challenge generally runs from south to north, with Snowdon being the first peak. It is a continual 24 hour challenge and you will be met twice as you cross the road to change clothes and replenish some vital calories. The challenge is also doable over a multi-day period. Either way it is best suited to those with previous hill walking experience and a high level of fitness.
Where's the fun in doing it during daylight when you can walk under darkness? A truly magical way to spend an evening.
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Taking on a mountain at night is certainly a challenge, so why not make that mountain the highest mountain in Wales and make it a really good challenge! Our challenge is to climb Snowdon via the Llanberis Path and reach the summit shortly before sunrise. Weather permitting, we will then enjoy a spectacular sunrise. We descend back down the Llanberis path into the town, where a hearty and well earned breakfast can be enjoyed. This challenge event is a great choice for mixed ability groups, and for groups that want a more compact challenge event then some of the others above (approx. 7 hours). Click here for more Information
As with the above challenge, night walking is a real buzz. On this challenge you take on the highest mountain in England - Scafell Pike. We use the route from Wasdale to reach the rocky summit of Scafell Pike, from which we will hopefully enjoy an amazing sunrise lighting up the Lake District.
This challenge event is a great choice for mixed ability groups, and for groups that want a more compact challenge event then some of the others above (approx. 7 hours). Click here for more Information
Of all the three national peaks, Scafell Pike is regarded as the trickiest to navigate. The blank summit plateau often catches people out, especially when tackling it at night in poor weather. Scafell Pike is one of our specialist peaks, so why not let one of our experienced instructors take the strain and help get you all up and down smoothly.
You can hire a leader for any time of the night. Each leader can take up to 10 people and multiple leaders can be hired for your group. The cost per leader is £200 for a group of up to 5 people, and £250 for a group of 6-10 people.