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Lake District 3000 Footers

The Lake District National Park includes four mountains which are over 3000 feet and these can be combined into a challenging event generally known as the Lake District 3000 Footers.

Mountain Adventures can structure this event in accordance with the specific requirements of the group and it can be done over one or two days in 16 hours or 2 x 8 hour days.

We can also offer alternative routing options based on where the group are staying in the Lake District; however, generally, all of these peaks can be accessed expeditiously from a base in or around Keswick in the Northern Lakes.

From Keswick both Scafell Pike and Scafell are summited consecutively via the Corridor Route, Esk Hause or Grains Gill, presenting the most demanding part of the challenge.

  View of the Skiddaw massif in wintertime

Thereafter, Helvellyn is usually tackled from The Swirls Car Park at Thirlmere and Skiddaw from either Millbeck or Latrigg.

Logistically, either mountain can be done second; however, as the ascent of Skiddaw is perhaps the easier of the two, and slightly closer to Keswick, it is often the preferred option as the final peak.

For this challenge we offer fully supported packages including accommodation, or alternatively we can also provide transport only with drinks and refreshments included throughout the Lake District 3000 Footers Challenge.

Th Lake District is the perfect short break destination for those who enjoy the outdoors and offers a wide variety of things to do throughout the year. It is an ideal location for challenge events and may be combined with a group trip to the Lakes for a weekend or short break.

  Srambling up Mickledore on scafell Pike

Option A

A 24 hour challenge summiting all four 3000ft peaks using mountain bikes as link transport between the respective peaks.

Option B

A 16 hour challenge summiting all four 3000ft peaks using minibus transfers between the respective peaks.  

Option C

A 2 day challenge either walking between each summit or with link transport between the respective peaks: ie 2 x 12 hrs or 2 x 8 hrs.

  View of Wastwater from Scafell

The Lake District 3000 Footers is regarded as a serious mountain challenge which involves walking over varied terrain and can be structured over a one or two day period based on the ability of the group.

Over a 16 hour period it is a strenuous exercise even using link transport between the individual mountains and ranks highly in comparison to the National 24 Hour 3 Peaks Challenge with a minimal driving requirement.

For those wishing to do the National 3 Peaks this challenge also provides ideal preparation especially over a two day period and still presents a worthwhile exercise as a team building or charitable event.

Moreover, as the Lake District winter's are less severe than the Scottish Highlands there is more scope to run this event outside of the spring/summer season - especially over a two day period.

  Mountain Adventures - Ladies Challenge Team
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