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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  979m

Dist:  16km

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Duration:  3

Lakes Scramble and Climb Challenge

Climb Adventure

Striding Edge, Jack's Rake, Swirral Edge, The Climber's Traverse on Napes Needle, Great Gully, Sharp Edge; truly names to conjur with that evoke the best of Lakeland Adventure. Try out this all new Adventure Cafe scrambling weekend that will see you breaking with the past, and experimenting into the twilight zone between walking and climbing. Enjoy the exposure, and the involvement that getting 'hands on' rock brings.

If you've tackled some of the UK's classic mountain walking routes, maybe it's about time you made the transition to the next stage - scrambling. Taking on routes that will see you moving towards a more involving style of experience - in the transition towards climbing, you will find yourself completely absorbed in the essence of the mountain. Searching for the next move, finding good handhold, checking rocks for their safety, and enjoying the stunning and dramatic views over tumbling precipices - and most importantly - testing your nerve, and finding your physical limits - that's what a weekend of adventure is all about!



Day 1 - Meet in Ambleside for the weekend. We shall use this pretty and welcoming Lake District village as our base for these three days of adventure. Each morning we shall travel out to our venue for the day. Your leader will brief you each evening on the following day's adventure.

Day 2 - Early morning meet with leader (around 08:00) - and transfer to start of trek/scramble. Leader briefing, route briefing, and then off - into the fantastic Lakeland Fells! Return down from fells around 4/5pm - in time for tea and cake, and return to Ambleside for pub dinner. Suggested Day 1 in Langdale Area / Helvellyn Area / Blencathra Area.

Day 3 - Select a second option from the above list - to complement yesterday's adventure. Leader will assess group's skills, and look at progressing in light of progress made! Possible to combine 2 scrambles, to make one long day! Once again return to base for dinner.

Day 4 - Morning - (optional) - to incorporate morning climbing session - location tbc - within short drive. Note - harness, helmet, and rope and climbing hardwear will be provided (just bring walking boots / climbing shoes / approach shoes & normal outdoors clothing).


Route Map


Select from either comfortable bunkhouse accommodation, or upgrade to B&B. Just let us know. Prices for this event are based upon using bunkhouse accommodation.


What is a Level 3.5 Climbing Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect around 8-10 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 3.5 ‘Climbing 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

Qualified, Experienced Leader, Group Equipment, Trip Notes, Outline Route Maps, 3 Nights Bunkhouse Accommodation, 3 Breakfasts, Climbing Equipment.


Excluded From Trip

Transport to and from the Event, Lunches, Dinners. Personal Insurance


Equipment Required

Medikit; to include water purification kit, suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, Vaseline, rehydration salts, painkillers, sunbloc, insect repellent

Washkit; to include pack towel (lifesystems recommended), small towel/flannel,


Safety Information

Please note - this is an intense mountain experience. We shall be close to some big drops - but always with good footings, and safe handholds. Your leader will carry appropriate protection - rope, and slings to fashion temporary harnesses if required. Your leader will be a qualified British Mountain Leader, with extensive scrambling experience. He or she will also be First Aid Qualified.



Be prepared for the full spectrum of weather - we could have either summery hot weather (although it could still be cool on the tops even in 'fine' weather). We should be prepared for both cold, wet, and hot conditions! So pack sun protection, rain gear, and warm clothes!



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

£Price on application



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

Event Location

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