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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  950m

Dist:  55km

Min age:  18

Duration:  3

The Helvellyn Adventurathlon

Multi Activity Adventure

Get set for an amazing excitement filled 2 days, which will push you to your limits, and test your skills and endurance to the maximum. Including Trekking, Rowing, Camping, and Tough Cycling - this is not for the faint hearted :-)


Start with a marshalled trek over mighty Fairfield and Helvellyn, before descending down into Glenridding for a quick drink and food stop, before the next stage – our row to our overnight camp. You will prepare dinner, and pitch tents before getting a good night's sleep on the banks of Ullswater – the Lake District's most beautiful Lake. On day 2 we shall set off on foot once more, for a rapidfire ascent of Place Fell for stunning views over Ullswater once more. Then it's on to the bikes for the final stage of our multi sport event. We set off climbing hard up and over the famous Kirkstone Pass – historic, scenic, but mainly punishing work for us! We then descend down into Ambleside and around the Western Side of Windermere, then beside Esthwaitewater , passing through Near and Far Sawrey, before our final crossing of Windemere on the ferry back to Bowness.

 


Itinerary

Day 1 (Friday)
Meet at bunkhouse in Ambleside for leader breifing, evening meal and overnight

Day 2 (Saturday)
Marshalled trek, row and overnight camping on the banks of Ullswater

Day 3 (Sunday)
Morning trek, afternoon bike ride and depart for home.

 

Route Map


Accommodation

1 night simple bunkhouse accommodation. 1 night Camping (tents provided)

 

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.

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.

 

Included In Trip

1 night bunkhouse accommodation in Ambleside
1 night Camping (tents included) on Ullswater
2 Breakfasts
Rowing boat hire on Ullswater
Bike Hire
Radio comunications
Support vehicle
Baggage transfer
Experienced qualified event marshalls

 

Excluded From Trip

Lunches and Dinners
Transport to and from the event

 

Equipment Required

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

Walking/Camping Items
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Sleeping Bag or Sleeping Bag Liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
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.

Clothing
T-Shirt
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!)
Walking Socks
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Small Towel, Pack of Travel Tissues
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
Mobile Phone

Bike Items
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)

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your marshals/leaders 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 marshals/leaders 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


 

 

Guide price

£239

Difficulty
Info

 

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


 

Event Location


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