Walk it or Run it – The Everest Mountain Challenge 2024
… to Raise £100K for Chapter2

15th June 2024

Chapter2 never shy from taking on epic challenges, and this charity challenge is no exception. The Welsh 3000s, The Lakes 24, 100Km in a Day, and now for 2024: The Everest Mountain Challenge! Naturally, we can’t take you to the Himalayas, and so this epic hike will lead you on a marathon 26 miles over some tough and wild Lake District mountains and will have you climb a total of 3522m, (which is a tad more than you would climb from Everest Base Camp to its summit) – all in a single day.

This is no mean feat, but with support and guiding from a team of specialist qualified mountain leaders, this challenge is within the realms of possibility for the well-prepared challenger.

The Lakes 24 Challenge, 2022 in aid of Chapter2

When and where?

This event will take place in northern fells of the Lake District on the weekend of 15/16 June 2024. We would ask that you book your accommodation in Braithwaite which is near to Keswick.

The maps below give you an idea of where the route goes and a GPX file is also available for downloading. There are three phases to the route:

Phase 1 – Catbells to the Honister Pass: 10Km and around 830m in ascent
Phase 2 – Honister Pass to Buttermere, via Great Gable, Pillar, High Stile and Red Pike: 21Km and around 1790m in ascent
Phase 3 – Buttermere to Braithwaite via Eel Crag: 10Km and around 900m in ascent

GPX file for the full round can be downloaded here

You can view the entire route on Google My Maps here

On the day …

Before the sparrows even know the day has begun, (ie around 0330 in the morning), we will drive you from Braithwaite to the walk’s start. From here, led by our team of qualified mountain leaders you will head up and over Cat Bells, heading south for Honister Pass. Here we will meet you and provide a breakfast with bacon butties, cereal, tea and coffee. Vegans, vegetarians, and any other dietary needs can easily be catered for – just let us know.

Once fed, you will continue on a loop around some lesser-walked, and wilder Lake District fells, taking in Great Gable, Pillar, High Stile and Red Pike, before descending for a hot dinner in Buttermere. From Buttermere it’s the romp home, but not before you have climbed the mighty steep Eel Crag! The route ends in Braithwaite, where you will be staying for the weekend.

Everest in a Day 2024 – the route

Everest in a Day 2024 – the route

Entry Fee

Price per person: £190 (£95 for U17s)

  • Fresh leaders for different phases
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Transport and logistic support locally in the area

But this is a fundraising challenge too …

This is an exclusive event to raise funds for Chapter2 and all participants will have a target to raise £1000. Participant spaces on this event are limited and so only individuals committed to raising funds should book. Chapter2 reserves the right to cancel any bookings in the event that no reasonable endeavours have been made to raise funds. After booking on this event, each participant will be allocated a personal JustGiving fundraising page and will be contacted by Chapter2 who will offer support on how best to raise funds.

If you can raise £1000, that will be truly awesome! But, raise £2000, and this will be enough to provide a fatherless boy with a fully trained, assessed, supported and supervised long-term male mentor for one year.

Why get behind Chapter2?

“76% of young people in custody had an absent father” (Source, Centre for Social Justice)

Chapter2 believe passionately that every boy should have a good man to guide him into adulthood and so their aim is to provide a male mentor and a community of men for boys growing-up without a father. It is arguably the single one thing we can do to improve the life opportunities of boys without fathers. Learn more here.

What do I need to bring?

A long day on the mountains can require you to have some suitable kit to get you through the 24 hours. Below are some guidelines, and upon booking we will send you a full set of details including a kit list.


Small day-sack, lined with a waterproof dry-bag/sack
Waterproof coat and trousers
Sun hat
Comfortable footwear (boots, trainers, shoes)
Personal 1st aid kit
1.5 litres of fluid
Packed lunch plus plenty of snacking food
Torch for the hours of darkness
Fully-charged phone

Good to have

Walking shoes / approach shoes
Headtorch with fresh batteries
Walking poles
Foot powder
Spare socks

Don’t bring/wear

Cotton shirt
Wellington boots
Timberland boots

Learn more here:

A personal first-aid kit should include any personal medication and blister plasters. More ideas of what you could be carrying in your first aid kit can be found here.

Any more questions?

Take a look at the Joining Instructions here which will answer all sorts of questions you may have. Failing that, just pop me a message through this site!

Sun sets on Helvellyn, the Lakes 24 Challenge, 2022 in aid of Chapter2