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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.
Meet at Patterdale Recreation Ground - Briefing
First wave departs on challenge
Last wave departs
First team arrives at Glenridding
First team begins row/canoe
First team completes row/canoe
First team begins Bike stage
All teams complete Trek stage
First team completes Bike stage and finishes event.
All teams complete Row stage
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.
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.
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.
Excluded From Trip
Transport to and from the event.
Suncream, Blister Repair Kit, Plasters
Hill Walking Items
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
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 lunched but please check with us
Snack Foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.
Lightweight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms
Small Towel, Pack of Travel Tissues
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
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)
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.
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.
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