Saturday 16th October 2021
We all know what a fantastic job mountain rescue teams do all over the country. They provide an emergency service 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and it is all done on a voluntary basis. It is of course an expensive game to run a team as there is lots of kit to purchase and maintain, and of course team members to train. Many teams rely on donations from the public in order to operate each year, and every penny will make a difference.
As a Lake District based activity provider we are yet to call on the services of any of the local teams, however we feel we can certainly do our bit to support them. For 2018 we are hosting this event again for the fourth year running, during which we will make a night traverse of Striding Edge onto Helvellyn,from which all profits will go directly to the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association (LDSAMRA).
Terrain: Rocky and Exposed
Duration: 6-7 Hours
Route Stats: Miles: 7 Ascent: 930m
Start Location: Ullswater TIC, Glenridding (CA11 0PA)
Parking: Plenty - P&D (£8 per day - 2021)
Nearest Towns: Penrith, Keswick, Ambleside
The Route: We will ascend to Striding Edge on good paths alongside Mires Beck and over the slopes of Birkhouse Moor. After enjoying our headtorch traverse of Striding Edge we will summit Helvellyn, on which we will have some warm drinks. Our descent will be via Swirral Edge and Greenside Mine.
Cost: The cost to participate in this event is £60. Of this 50% profits will go to the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association.
Striding Edge by Torchlight 2021
If the evenings weather is due to be horrendous we may be forced to postpone the event. We will do our best to make this decision as early as possible and let you know!