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The Lakeland 10 Peaks Challenge with Professional Mountain Leaders


You have probably heard about the Lakeland 24 Peaks Challenge, well this is day one of that challenge, the harder day too! This epic traverse from Buttermere to Langdale, taking in Lakeland greats such as Great Gable, Scafell Pike and Bowfell along the way is one tough cookie! 

This challenge will push your physical and mental fitness to it's limit. Expect an long day containing big ascents, shortly followed by morale crushing descents. Do you have what it takes to complete this challenge?

The Lakeland 10 Peaks Challenge is best suited to experienced walkers with a very good level of fitness. Mountain experience is key to the success of this challenge, and in truth more people fail to achieve the intended route then complete. The Borrowdale10 Challenge is a good event to have completed before this event. It is a good training event for the Lakeland 24 Peaks Challenge, Welsh 3000's and the Lakeland 3000's in 24 Hours

Terrain: Rough & Rocky    Duration: Approx. 12-14 Hours     

Route Stats: Miles - 17  Ascent - 2520m.      Start Location: The Old Dungeon Ghyll / Buttermere. 

This epic day starts in the village of Buttermere, however as it is a linear journey it is best to meet at the end point (The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale) and get transported to the start point*. The challenge starts steeply up the slopes of Red Pike. A tough 90 minutes or so of walking brings you to the top of the ridge line where two more peaks come easily. The first big descent comes as you make your way down Gamlin End on High Crag. The route heads over Haystacks (bagged but not included) and then across to Green and Great Gable. A huge height loss is again suffered from the summit of Great Gable but soon you're back on the up as you join the Corridor Route and make your way in to the Scafell Massif. Lingmell, Scafell Pike, and Great End all come fairly swiftly, leaving just Esk Pike and Bowfell. From the summit of Bowfell you descend down 'The Band' and in to Langdale, where there is a conveniently placed pub to round off the day!

As previously mentioned, we see quite a high failure rate on the route mentioned above. Often, this is due to groups moving too slowly across the terrain (due to a lack of fitness or mountain walking experience). We operate a cut off time after Great Gable, and should this time be missed the route is diverted to go more direct to Langdale, but we may still be able to knock off some peaks along the way in order to get up to 10 anyway! Clearly, this is a tough day out - but all the more reason to train for it, which will all make it so much more rewarding when you cross the finish line. 

*If you are providing group transport then meeting at Buttermere at the start instead of Langdale works fine.

Highlights Of This Walk Include:

  • The Buttermere ridgeline

  • Great Gable

  • The summit of the Highest Mountain in England

  • Sensational views from Bowfell

  • Bagging 10 Peaks

  • A very tough day out which will be sure to test you.


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

£85 per person. Min payment of 8 people.

Guide to Client Ratio of 1:8. No Max group size.

The transport element can be organised at additional cost if required


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%. 

Lakeland 10 Peaks Challenge

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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