A brand new and exciting challenge for 2017!
Join Team CF for the Lakes Five Peaks challenge. This exciting challenge runs over just one day, but it's no walk in the park! Prepare for an exhausting but energising journey through the rugged and dramatic landscape of the Lake District, as you venture across 14 miles and over 1300m, of ascent talking five of England's most demanding peaks, including its highest - Scafell Pike.
This challenge is available on a choice of three weekends throughout the year...12th/13th May, 21st/22nd July or 1st/2nd Sept.
Arrival and Briefing.
The adventure begins in the late afternoon at our hostel, in the heart of the Lake District. You will need to arrive by 8pm to meet your leaders and for the full safety briefing. Please note that dinner on this first night is not included, but is available at the hostel.
Rise and shine for breakfast and a bright and breezy start! From the Old Dungeon Ghyll we head north-west across the moorland towards the first peaks of the day: Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell. These are the southern fells of Wainwright country, which offer some of the finest hill-walking in England. Admire the awe-inspiring views across the Lake District National Park as we progress towards Esk Pike. On a clear day, you can see as far as the Irish Sea and southern Scotland.
After a short pit stop for lunch, the next challenge beckons. Esk Pike represents the halfway mark and from its stony summit the view stretches across the Scafells, Derwent Water and part of Windermere. Only two peaks remain, but they are the toughest of the day so require everyone to be focussed and determined. It’s hard work but rewarding as we wind our way up towards the notorious crossing at Esk Haus and on to the summit of Great End.
Finally, our ultimate destination is in sight: the craggy peak of Scafell itself. There is, however, the small matter of the daunting field of boulders in between, as well as a steep climb to the summit of England’s highest mountain at 978m. Ringed on all sides by crags, the expansive views take in Great End and Helvellyn to the north, Crinkle Crags and Windermere to the south-east and, on a clear day, the Isle of Man and the Scottish hills to the west.
There’s plenty of time to celebrate this impressive achievement from up high, before we return to our starting point via a more direct route.
Registration fee: £50
Minimum sponsorship pledge: £275
* Please note there is also an option to self fund, use the contact form below and we'll be happy to discuss your options.
Here's how you can join Team CF on the Lakes Five Peaks Challenge 2017:
Firstly, enter online here. This link takes you directly to the event booking site and you have a choice of dates.
We promise our trekkers loads of support and encouragement along the way including:
- Team CF top to wear with pride during the challenge (especially on those all-important summit selfies!)
- Fundraising pack and ideas; to help you get as much exposure for your efforts as possible
- New online interactive Training Zone; so you can swap training tips with other Team CF Trekkers
- Support from our community and events team; we're here to help
- Team e-newsletters; so you can see what your hard work does for those with CF
In order to be able to provide you with the very best support (and to make sure you get your freebies from us!), please let us know you are taking part of behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by clicking the 'Register Online' button below once you have your place confirmed.
Then all that's left to do is to use your powers of persuasion and enthusiasm for our cause to raise as much as you can and help us fight Cystic Fibrosis for good! Trekking with Team CF will help us make a difference for thousands of people with cystic fibrosis in the UK, and their families and carers.
To find out more about this event and request your information pack please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02037 952 176.