24 Lakeland Peaks in 24Hrs, 30 Miles, 10,200 Feet of ascent . . . 1 day
Join this epic event in aid of Chapter2 – a gruelling hike through England’s highest mountains leading you from Honister Pass to St John’s in the Vale. This tough day takes in two of the Lake District mountain groups incorporating 24 Lakeland peaks all 2000 feet high or more, and including both Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain and Helvellyn too. This is a UNIQUE challenge that has been devised exclusively for Chapter2.
Why support Chapter2?
Chapter2 believe passionately that every boy should have a good man to guide him into adulthood. Working with the church, this charity aims to provide a male mentor and a community of men for boys growing-up without a father.
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. (Please only sign up and take a place if you are committed to the fundraising too). 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.
When and where?
This event takes place in the Lake District National Park and will commence on Saturday 18th June 2022 at 0400.
Friday evening: Arrive in Keswick, have a beer maybe, go to bed. Saturday Up early at about 0330 grabbing a quick snack and a slurp of some fluids. You will be driven from Keswick by bus to Honister Slate Mine (Honister Pass). Following a team photograph, en masse, everyone will depart at around 0430 headed for the first peak of the day: Grey Knotts. Once you have covered the first 30Km of the challenge you will be met on a roadside layby at the Pass of Dunmail Raise on the A591. Here you will be fed a hot meal before making way for Helvellyn and the remaining 9 peaks spanning a further 20Km of tough Lakeland terrain. Sunday You’ll be picked up from the end point in the early hours and delivered back to Keswick.
This walk spans two mountain ranges, including 2 of England’s highest mountains: Scafell Pike and Helvellyn. The first leg covers around 30Km and takes us up 15 peaks.
Price per person: £170
- Guided by qualified mountain leaders
- Hot meal provided en-route
- Transport to and from start/end point
- Support vehicle
What happens next?
Once you have booked your place for this event you will in the first place be sent a set of joining instructions for the day. With a few days to go, and with a good idea of what weather we will be facing, a final confirmatory email will be sent out to everyone. Please note, that whatever the weather, the event will run.
You will need to book and pay for your own accommodation for this challenge. Look for accommodation in Keswick only, ideally somewhere near to Keswick Bus Station on the Headlands. In Keswick there are numerous B&B options, plus a youth hostel which also offers private rooms. If you are staying somewhere too far from the town centre it could make things trickier at the end of the day when we are returning you to Keswick: so please only find accommodation that is fairly central.
This trek requires that you carry a back-pack over a considerable distance, up steep hills in a short space of time. For good measure, the weather will probably be cold and wet or just too hot. It’s fair to say it’s a trek of an extremely arduous nature for people who are game for a proper challenge! Taking time to physically prepare for this day will be time well spent. (For those of you that have done it, it will make the Three Peaks Challenge look like a walk in the park).
Some thoughts on Equipment and Wet Weather Preparation
It has been known to rain occasionally in the Lakes … Bad weather needs the right mind-set combined with the best preparation – and it can be overcome! With that in mind we have written this advice here and here we look at what kit you should carry for a summer’s day hill-walking in the UK.
A Stitch in Time – preparing for a rainy day in the hills
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What to do in an Emergency Outdoors
Walking boots: a new approach
Top Tips For Footcare
Kit Yourself Out for the Outdoors