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Next departure:  Label

Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  985m

Dist:  33km

Min age:  18

Duration:  3

English 3000s Challenge

Trek Adventure

You’ve heard of the Welsh 3000s...you may have even completed it. Well, here’s a new challenge for you. The English 3000s. Yes, our famous Lake District National Park is home to eight notable 3000 ft peaks and we’re planning a jaunt to reach all of them in one weekend!


These are high and mighty peaks that need some energy, commitment and positive attitude! For your challenge we’ve included: Skiddaw - 3054ft Helvellyn - 3117ft Helvellyn Lower Man - 3035ft Broad Crag - 3064ft Ill Crag - 3068ft Scafell Pike - 3209ft Scafell - 3163ft Symonds Knott - 3146ft The total route is 48km, split over two days as detailed below.

 


Itinerary

Day 1
20:00 - Latest arrival at bunkhouse
Team dinner and briefing
Sampling local hospitality, and good night’s sleep.

Day 2
16.5km/7 hours
From our accommodation base we are dropped at the start of this shorter, but no less strenuous route. Taking in the dramatic Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Scafell and Symonds Knott.
Breakfast -07:00
Start Walk - 08:00
End Walk- 18:00


Day 3
16.5km/12 hours
We start from Keswick and ascend Skiddaw. Moving onto the Helvellyn range to tick off Helvellyn
Breakfast - 06:00
Start Walk - 07:00
End Walk - 19:00

High Fives all round before return journey home.

 

Route Map


Accommodation

Comfortable bunkhouse accommodation is booked for you. If you would like to upgrade to B&B standard then please ask. You will need to bring towel but comfy and clean bedding is provided for you at the bunkhouse.

 

What is a Level 3.5 Trekking Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and to do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - these other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level.

 

Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Insurance Details

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Included In Trip

2 x night’s accommodation with breakfasts.

Qualified, Experienced & First-Aid Trained Mountain Leader throughout the challenge.

Transfers *if requested

 

Excluded From Trip

Lunches and Dinners.

Transport to and from the event.

 

Equipment Required

Medikit
Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc

Washkit
Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)

Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s) 
Bladder system (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking poles (highly recommended)
Sun hat (wide brimmed), neck scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches, but please check this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Warm clothing
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava

Trek Clothing
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear

Waterproofs
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery

Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife

Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), head torch with spare batteries and bulb

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.

 

Weather

It can be quite cold on the tops at any time of the year, so wrap up warm, and be ready for anything! Make sure you pack according to the list. Remember that layers are the key, allowing you to adjust your level of warmth more easily. Hat and gloves are essential, as are sturdy walking boots.

 

Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

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Guide price

£229

Difficulty
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