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10 Peaks Challenge

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An awesome inversion on the 10 Peaks Challenge

With the National 3 Peak Challenge growing in popularity, we receive frequent enquiries about alternative challenges that can match or exceed its difficulty. The Lake District 10 Peaks Challenge, and it’s harder cousin, the Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge, accomplish just that and are definitely more tough than the National 3 Peaks, not just because they involve climbing at least an additional 7 mountains!

We provide two options for this challenge, both of which involve ticking off 10 significant peaks in the Lake District within a 12-hour timeframe, making for an extremely demanding hike that takes you through the main ranges of the Lakeland fells.

The price is just £100 per person and your group can be as big or small as you like. We have a minimum payment requirement of the value of 5 people.

We can arrange a date to suit your diary. We do not operate ‘open’ events for solo challengers to join an existing group.

Click on the links below for more information on each route option.

10 Peaks Challenge (Linear Route) – This is the original route. Starting in Buttermere and finishing in Great Langdale, the 10 Peaks Challenge is a 17-mile (27.5km) trek with approximately 2,519m (8,264ft) of elevation gain.

10 Peaks Challenge (Circular Route) – This option is just as challenging as the Linear Route and is exclusive to Lakeland Ascents. The Circular Route climbs slightly different fells, but still visits the major peaks of the Scafell Range, including Scafell Pike itself. You’ll walk 14.5 miles (23.3km) with ~5,479ft (1,670m) of uphill. This option is becoming increasingly popular as groups seek to simplify logistics and reduce costs by returning to their own cars at the end of the day and avoiding the need to pay extra for transportation.

Click here to book or learn more, or you may contact us by phone at 07702 942980.

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