The Lakes 24 Peaks Challenge
An endurance mountain walking event such as the 24 Peaks is an ideal way to raise money for your chosen charity. Let Chase Adventure’s experts safely guide you around 24 of the Lake Districts most beautiful fells, with your objective being to conquer them all in 24 hours!
The 24 Peaks Challenge is held over two days and covers just over 31 miles of mountain walking. On day one the route starts with a pleasant warm up on the shores of Buttermere on route to the first peak, Red Pike. By lunch time you’ll have reached Great Gable before setting off in the direction of Scafell Pike, then back towards Bowfell and finally down into Langdale for a well earned rest! Negotiating these first 10 peaks definitely makes day 1 the most challenging of the two days taking between 13 – 17 hours and walking approximately 18 miles.
Day Two takes in the remaining 14 peaks and starts from the top of Kirksone pass. You will immediately tackle the short but steep summit of Red Screes. From here the route takes you towards Fairfield then onto the Helvellyn range, where by you’ll feel like you’ve cracked it! The final descent from Raise leads you down to Matterdale End where you can celebrate a great achievement. Most groups complete the second day between 7-12 hours.
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Accommodation & Transport
This event usually takes place over a weekend so we can organise accommodation for two or three nights, costs will depend upon your accommodation needs. A good night’s sleep beforehand is a must so it is recommended that comfortable accommodation may be beneficial. However for those who can sleep anywhere, you are never far away from a hostel or a bunkhouse. It is recommended that you have an available driver and vehicle as you will need to have your personal belongings transported between your accommodations. We will transport you from your accommodation to the start of the event and collect you at the end of each day. We will also provide support for anyone needing to come off the mountain at the half way point. However participants will not be able to retire from the event without the support of Chase Adventure staff, therefore if there is a fitness or medical issue part way through the challenge the whole group will need to be escorted to safety together.
Preparation & Safety
Training beforehand will be of massive benefit and increase your enjoyment throughout the event. Chase adventure can provide training weekends to better prepare you for the challenge, fitness is a huge part of it but so is having the appropriate equipment and nutrition. Whilst it is possible to take part in this challenge without prior training it is not recommended, the walking can be extremely difficult for anyone who has not properly prepared. We cannot overstate the importance of getting some hill walking in before hand, it really does make a huge difference!
- Good water proof jacket and trousers
- Good walking boots (Soft trainers are not appropriate)
- Warm hat and gloves
- Warm mid layers
- Spare warm clothes in a waterproof bag
- Walking poles can make a huge difference to your knees!
- Head torch & Spare batteries
- Hill food & Water
|Day 1||Dist (km)||Peak||Ht (m)|
|Gatesgarth Farm – Red Pike||4.50||Red Pike||755|
|Red Pike – High Stile||1.20||High Stile||807|
|High Stile – High Crag||1.50||High Crag||744|
|High Crag – Green Gable||6.00||Green Gable||801|
|Green Gable – Great Gable||0.80||Great Gable||899|
|Great Gable – Lingmell||4.20||Lingmell||807|
|Lingmell – Scafell Pike||1.50||Scafell Pike||978|
|Scafell Pike – Great End||1.80||Great End||910|
|Great End – Esk Pike||1.60||Esk Pike||885|
|Esk Pike – Bow Fell||1.60||Bow Fell||902|
|Bow Fell – Stool End Farm||3.50|
|Day 1 Distance||28.20km|
|Kirkstone Pass – Red Screes||0.80||Red Screes||776|
|Red Screes – Dove Crag||3.30||Dove Crag||792|
|Dove Crag – Hart Crag||1.00||Hart Crag||822|
|Hart Crag – Fairfield||1.30||Fairfield||873|
|Fairfield – Seat Sandal||1.50||Seat Sandal||736|
|Seat Sandal – Dollywaggon Pike||1.60||Dollywaggon Pike||858|
|Dollywagon Pike – Nethermost Pike||1.30||Nethermost Pike||891|
|Nethermost Pike – Helvellyn||1.10||Helvellyn||950|
|Helvellyn – Lower Man||0.70||Lower Man||925|
|Lower Man – Whiteside||1.20||White Side||863|
|Whiteside – Raise||1.00||Raise||883|
|Raise – Stybarrow Dodd||1.80||Stybarrow Dodd||843|
|Stybarrow Dodd – Watson Dodd||1.10||Watson Dodd||789|
|Watson Dodd – Great Dodd||1.30||Great Dodd||857|
|Great Dodd – Grovebeck Fold and Finish||3.90|
|Day 2 Distance||22.90km|
For further details on this challenge and to discuss availability and schedule please call Steve or Lucy on either 07514070929 or 07795170823. Alternatively use the Contact Form.