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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  950m

Dist:  40km

Min age:  18

Duration:  1

Helvellyn 1 Day Adventurathlon

Multi Activity Adventure

Get set for an amazing excitement filled day, which will push you to your limits, and test your skills and endurance to the maximum.


Start with orienteering over the mighty Helvellyn. Make sure you find all those check-in points before successfully descending down into Glenridding for a quick drink and food stop, before the next stage - Rowing/Canoeing. After a gruelling but nonetheless exhilerating row/canoe on Ullswater Lake, the Lake District's most beautiful Lake it's time to hit the road and on the bikes for the final stage of our multi sport event. We set off leaving Ullswater lake behind and enjoy the realtive flat ride before begining the climb hard up and over the famous Kirkstone Pass - historic, scenic, but mainly punishing work for us! Once over the top it all seems worth it with spectacular views overlooking lake Windermere and the final descent into Windermere town itself and the finish.

 


Itinerary

07:30
Meet at Patterdale Recreation Ground - Briefing
08:00
First wave departs on challenge
9:00
Last wave departs
11:00
First team arrives at Glenridding
11:15
First team begins row/canoe
12:45
First team completes row/canoe
13:15
First team begins Bike stage
13:30
All teams complete Trek stage
15:00
First team completes Bike stage and finishes event.
15:30
All teams complete Row stage
17:30
All teams complete bike and finish event.

These times are approximate and are subject to participant ability and effects by weather conditions that could prolong progress made by teams.

 

Route Map


What is a Level 3.0 Multi Activity Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect around 8 hours of full on multi activity. In the case of a multi day challenge, you can expect a lower daily duration, but of course the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be used to challenging physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy your training, and to do it regularly. Longer duration challenges are likely to be easier in terms of the physical effort, however, you will need to be more resilient due to simple living conditions, i.e. using same clothes for several days, simple food, and maybe camping. This forms an integral part of the challenge.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Multi Activity Challenge’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing longer days in the outdoors - 7-8 hours. You should be doing regular exercise - with some intense outdoors exercise. You should be used to long rides, long walks, and all round challenging days. You need to have balanced the need for multiple forms of exercise in your training - including some upper body work, and some flexilbility.

 

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.

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.

 

Included In Trip

Marshals, Mountain Leaders and First Aiders,.

Maps and Compasses.

Rowing Boat hire.

Support Vehicle(s).

 

Excluded From Trip

Accommodation.

Meals.

Transport to and from the event.

 

Equipment Required

Personal Medikit
Suncream, Blister Repair Kit, Plasters
Painkillers, Sunbloc

Multi Activity Items
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Bladder System - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle
Walking Poles (for additional knee support if required)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed)
Additional preferred top up snack items - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Multi Activity Clothing
T-Shirt
Lightweight Fleece
Trekking shorts or trousers
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
2 x Trainers (bring an old pair to get wet or wet shoes)
Socks
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Towel
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Sunglasses
Mobile Phone

BRINGING YOUR OWN BIKE
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike / Mountain Bike (with Touring Tyres) - please call us for guidance on a trip by trip basis
Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Under Saddle Pouch (recommended - can be used to carry asterik* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*
2 x Inner Tubes*
Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Helmet (compulsory)

OR HIRE A BIKE FROM ADVENTURE CAFE AND WE WILL PROVIDE ALL ITEMS NECESSARY

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.

 

Weather

As you know the weather in England is unpredictable, so it’s best to prepare for hot or cold conditions. Bear in mind you will be on the water and it is likely you will get wet, so please bring suitable clothing for this. Equally during the summer, you could find hot and sunny conditions, so please be prepared with plenty of fluids, and sun protection.

 

 

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.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events

 

 

Guide price

£119

Difficulty
Info

 

This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


Event Location


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