MOUNTAIN

CHALLENGE

EVENTS

LAKES 3000s

(12 HOURS)

There are four Lake District Mountains that rise above 3000ft whose summits include: Skiddaw (3,054ft), Helvellyn (3,117ft), Scafell (3,162ft) and Scafell Pike (3,209ft).

 

The Lakes 3000s is a major undertaking involving some 12,550ft of ascent and descent, 14 kilometres of walking over difficult terrain and exposure to the mountain elements for an extended period of time. It will test your mental and physical resolve. An INTO THE OUTSIDE Lake District Guided Walk will help you gauge your fitness level, and be an indicator of your readiness for this event.

 

The Lakes 3000s is an incredible achievement in itself but can also be used as a training event before completing the National 3 Peaks.

 

The day will begin with an ascent of our first 3000ft peak - Helvellyn (3,177ft) from Thirlmere and glory in the views of Catstye cam, Swirral and Striding Edge from the summit.

 

It's a short drive to the foot of our second mountain - Skiddaw (3,054ft).  Ascend via Latrigg, admiring the beautiful scenery of the Northern Lakes and beyond.

 

Now only Scafell and Scafell Pike await! 

 

After making our way to the wild Wasdale Valley you've got your work cut out heading all the way to the top of England - Scafell (3,162ft) and Scafell Pike (3,209ft).  There is no better way to end the Lakes 3000s than stood atop the highest point in all the land!

 

Skiddaw Stage – 10 km 3.5 hours
Helvellyn Stage – 4 km 3.5 hours
Scafell Pike/Scafell Stage – 10 km 5 hours

 

Total = 24 km 14 hours (2 hours driving time)

BOB GRAHAM ROUND

(4/5 DAYS)

This historic Lake District 66-mile route, completed by Bob Graham in 1932, is now a hugely popular challenge taken on by the world best endurance athletes in 24 hours, taking in 42 Lakeland Fells and 26,900 feet (8,200m) of ascent!

You will be pleased to know that you can now complete the Bob Graham Round with INTO THE OUTSIDE in a multi day expedition, over 4 or 5 days, being completely self-sufficient and wild camping along the way! It is a truly immersive experience, taking your time in the mountains into a new dimension!

LEG 1

You begin and end at the famous clock tower in the old market town of Keswick and first climb Skiddaw (931m), Great Calva and Blencathra.

LEG 2

Pass through Threlkeld and begin climbing Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson's Dood, Raise, Whiteside, Helvellyn (950m), Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Fairfield and Seat Sandal.

 

LEG 3

Cross Dunmail raise onto Great Lansdale where Steel Fell, Calf Crag, High Raise, Sergent Man, Thunacar Knott, Harrison Stickle, Pike Of Stickle, Rossett Pike, Bowfell, Esk Pike, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike (977m, the highest mountain in England) and Scafell lay in wait.

LEG 4

Dip into the beautiful Wasdale and climb Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Pillar, Kirk Fell, Great and Green Gable, Brandreth, Grey Knotts to Honister Pass.

 

LEG 5

The final stage! Tackle Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson before descending into the Newlands Valley back to Keswick!

 

After each day's walking we will find a secluded place to wild camp, cook up dinner, rest our feet, bask in your achievements and get ours heads down for the full on days to come! Totally wild, uninterrupted and at one with the mountains.

This challenge will push even the most determined hikers. The Bob Graham Round is a serious undertaking. For that reason, many of our clients take it as an opportunity to raise money for charity. It will test you mentally and physically and we strongly recommend coming out on one or both the Lakes 3000s or the Yorkshire 3 Peaks as training days well in advance to test your fitness, kit, pace and most of all give yourself the best possible chance for success!

 

Contact us to arrange which dates suit you, between the end of May to mid September as this gives you the best advantage with day light and favourable temperatures.

YORKSHIRE 3 PEAKS

(12 HOURS)

Cover 24 miles of terrain, approximately 5,250ft of ascent and descent, and summiting the impressive peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Take your time with it or challenge yourself bag them all in 12hrs!

 

Some say The Yorkshire 3 Peaks is harder than the Lakes 3000s or the National 3 Peaks as you are on foot the entire time - no driving between mountains. Just one very demanding, but satisfying day-long experience.  

 

You need to be on your game for this one; fit, mentally and physically prepared, and up for it!

 

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge begins at Horton-in-Ribbleside heading out along the Pennine Way to the first summit - Pen-y-ghent (2,277ft). 

 

Atop of Pen-y-ghent you'll see the second peak, and the highest point in Yorkshire, - Whernside (2,425ft) standing before you in the distance, waiting to be conquered and marking the halfway point of the challenge! But not before hiking past the famous Ribblehead viaduct. 

 

Descending Whernside the iconic Ingleborough (2,372ft) presents your final uphill push! Beginning in Chaple-le-Dale and navigating across limestone pavements and steep rocky terrain this final leg of this special route will keep you interested until the very last step back into Horton-in-Ribblesdale!

An INTO THE OUTSIDE Lake District Guided Walk will help you gauge your fitness level, and be an indicator of your readiness for this event.

 

Pen-y-ghent Stage (Horton to Ribblehead)
10.3 miles/16.5km

Whernside Stage (Ribblehead to Chapel-le-Dale)
6.9 miles/11.1km

Ingleborough Stage (Chapel-le-Dale to Horton)
6.3 miles/11.7km

 

Total = 23.5 miles/39.3km 12 hours

NATIONAL 3 PEAKS

(24 HOUR)

Summit the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland in 24 hours! The National 3 Peaks is a long standing challenge that every enthusiastic mountaineer should have in their sights!

The National 3 Peaks include Ben Nevis in Scotland (4,409ft), Scafell Pike in England (3,209ft) and Mount Snowdon in Wales (3,560ft).

 

Travelling North to South you'll start ascending Ben Nevis into the sunset, as it is the least technical mountain to descend at night. From Scotland we'll drive towards the Lake District to begin a sunrise climb up Scafell Pike. As the clock ticks the challenge draws to a close in Wales, Mount Snowdon just stands between you and victory!

The National 3 Peaks is a great way to raise money for charity, have fun with friends and work colleagues or train for bigger things abroad!

 

This challenge will push even the most determined hikers. The National 3 Peaks is a serious undertaking. For that reason, many of our clients take it as an opportunity to raise money for charity. It will test you mentally and physically and we strongly recommend coming out on one or both the Lakes 3000s or the Yorkshire 3 Peaks as training days well in advance to test your fitness, kit, pace and most of all give yourself the best possible chance for success!

 

Contact us to arrange which dates suit you, between the end of May to mid September as this gives you the best advantage with day light and favourable temperatures.

 

Ben Nevis Stage – 10.5 miles/17km 6 hours
Scafell Pike Stage – 6 miles/9.6km 4 hours
Snowdon Stage – 7 miles/11km 4 hours

Total = 23.5 miles/37.6km  14 hours walking (10 hours travel time)

GET READY

 

INTO THE OUTSIDE Mountain Challenge Events are a great way to raise money for charity and even prepare for bigger events in the future. If you are thinking of a trek abroad, maybe Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp or the GR5 then there's no better way to train! 

 

They are all such unique and rewarding challenges. INTO THE OUTSIDE can support you in your preparation with gear recommendations, training targets, ideas for the best mountain nutrition and hydration and of course the logistics that undertakings like these involve! We want to help you to set yourself up for a win!

Full kit lists and equipment guides are available upon enquiry.

LOGISTICS

 

Minimum group numbers each challenges vary, see Prices page for more information. 

Group transport can be arranged at an additional cost and full challenge schedules are available upon enquiry. Please email us to discuss. Intotheoutside@hotmail.co.uk

Kakavanen

Experiencing the Three Peaks Challenge was hard, and at the same time, fantastic! We were a group of eight, me and bunch of ”very fit.” teachers from Brighton Aria and our excellent guides Dan and Beckie!
Perfect organisation; transport, some snack & drinks and the guiding and mountain experience Dan and Becki has is fantastic! 

Kate

Wow - this was incredible! It's an amazing and difficult challenge, but Dan and Becki are super-organised, super-supportive, and the ultimate leaders knowing just how to keep you going throughout.  They have combined perfectly the elements of demand and celebration. Totally, totally amazing. What a great company to go with - it just felt like you were going with friends. Thanks, Dan and Becki - would recommend you 100%!

Katie

In June a bunch of friends and I took on the National Three Peaks with the help of Dan, Becki and Pan...and thank goodness for them or we may have lost courage halfway up Ben Nevis!! After soldiering through some pretty horrid weather in Scotland, the Lakes and Wales welcomed us with a beautiful sunrise and warm summer weather. What an experience!! And what fantastic fun to do it with the likes of Becki and Dan! Thank you both and can't wait for the next adventure!

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