The Keswick 3 Peaks Challenge with Professional Mountain Leaders
Surrounding Derwent Water and Keswick are three mid-level peaks, that when linked make a superb 18 mile route. The route takes in Catbells, Walla Crag and Latrigg, all of which offer a new view over Derwent Water and the Borrowdale valley, making this not only a challenge day, but a lovely journey too.
This challenge could be described as an excellent 'entry' level event as it has a multi-peak bagging feel, but the peaks aren't too huge and the trails linking them are excellent. So ultimately, if you're after a mountain challenge walk that isn't too crazy, that would suit a mixed ability group, the Keswick 3 Peaks Challenge is well worth considering.
Terrain: Mostly Good Trails Duration: Approx. 7-9 Hours
Route Stats: Miles - 18 Ascent - 1000m. Start Location: Keswick
From Keswick the route starts on easy trails by following the Cumbria Way out towards the infamous peak of Catbells. This double humped mountain, with its steeper trails and small scrambles doesn't give up easily, but then it is the toughest part of the whole challenge. After enjoying views from the summit a descent is made into Borrowdale, but the route doesn't stay in the valley long before ascending back out the other side. Quiet trails are used to reach peak 2, Walla Crag. With two down, and one to go, the route heads down and into Keswick, after which a loop over the third peak of Latrigg is enjoyed. A fast descent back into Keswick brings up the end of the challenge.
The route naturally crosses a road after the first two peaks, and so this offers the opportunity for the group to meet a support vehicle. A support vehicle is useful for carrying additional clothing and food for the group, or for ferrying injured / fatigued people out of the challenge.
Highlights Of This Walk Include
Summit 3 peaks above Keswick
An excellent entry level challenge
Brilliant views throughout
A great event to see how fit you are for tougher challenges
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 1:10
+£250 for LMG to provide a support vehicle
Support Package— All of the above, plus weblink, medical data collation and 12 week fitness plan.
+ £300 one off payment
Promo Bolt On —Event Promo through our website and social media channels
+ £100 one off payment
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There are literally dozens of companies who provide guided experiences of mountain 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.
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