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The Borrowdale10 Challenge with Professional Mountain Leaders

The Borrowdale 10 Challenge is a unique challenge created by Lakeland Mountain Guides. The Challenge is designed to put your endurance and mental strength to the test as we climb ten of Borrowdale’s greatest, tallest and most spectacular mountains, including England’s Highest, Scafell Pike

This challenge is designed to be strenuous, but it acts as a great training challenge for harder events such as the 10 Peaks Challenge and 24 Peaks Challenge, and serves well as an event to do after having completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.

Terrain: Rough & Rocky    Duration: Approx. 12 Hours     

Route Stats: Miles - 12  Ascent - 2000m.      Start Location: Seathwaite Farm, Borrowdale

The aim of the Borrowdale10 Challenge is to complete this circuit in under 12 hours, so an early start for this challenge is required. Starting in the popular hamlet of Seathwaite the route starts by heading up the valley to Stockley Bridge. A short climb on a pitched path brings you alongside Seathwaite Fell, which is then climbed via a steep grassy gully. The climb is rewarded with the summit being nearby, but now we sit in the shadow of the mighty Great End. Our next peak is Allen Crags which is straightforward, and then a steady pull takes us up and over the 900m mark to Great End's summit. Now we have the height, Ill Crag and Broad Crag are ticked quickly. A steep pull onto Scafell Pike brings up number 6, as well as the tallest mountain in England. 
A long descent drops us down to Lingmell, from which we descend even further down the Corridor route to Styhead Pass. 

Considered the crux of the event, the task is to climb over 400m up the eastern flank of Great Gable. The climb will require some determination, but once at the top you have just 2 peaks remaining. The final two peaks, Green Gable and Base Brown are easy tags now, and all that is left is the steep descent back to Seathwaite. 

Ideally, walkers who take on this challenge will have walked in the mountains before, and completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge in under 12 hours is a good gauge as to whether someone would manage this day. There is no opportunity to meet the group with a vehicle during the challenge, however at an additional cost we can create a re-supply point (snacks, fluids) at Styhead Tarn. 

Highlights Of This Walk Include:


  • Summit 10 peaks, 5 of which are in the top 10 highest in England!

  • The chance to put yourself against a tough challenge to find out how fit you are

  • Great views from every peak (Hopefully!)


Guiding Package — Guides, Risk Assessments, Insurance, Info Pack & Environmental Impact Donation.

£60 per person. Min payment of 8 people.

 No max group size. Guide to Walker Ratio of 1:8


Support Package— All of the above, plus weblink, medical data collation and 12 week fitness plan. 

+ £100 one off payment 

All Prices are subject to VAT at 20%. 

Views from Scafell Pike

Why Us?

There are literally dozens of companies who provide guided mountain event challenges so it makes life very hard when coming to pick who to trust with your challenge. Over the years we have been given the opportunity to host mountain challenges for groups of all sizes, abilities and backgrounds and each and every group has been happy with our service. We have the experience to ensure it goes smoothly and everyone has a great time doing it. 

We have an excellent safety record, and many glowing testimonials which can be viewed here

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