10 Peaks Challenge (Circular Route)
We offer two different versions of the 10 Peaks Challenge – the Linear Route and the Circular Route. This page is about the Circular Route. Click here for the alternative Linear Route.
Increasingly popular, the 10 Peaks Challenge (Circular Route) offers the chance to take on a serious mountain challenge, but without the costs associated with the complicated logistics of the Linear Route.
The 10 Peak Challenge (Circular Route) starts and ends in Great Langdale. We take in the 10 summits below in one 14.5 mile long push (23.3km) with ~5,479ft (1,670m) of uphill:
- Leg 1: Old Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale – Rossett Pike
- Leg 2: Rossett Pike – Allen Crags
- Leg 3: Allen Crags – Lingmell
- Leg 4: Lingmell – Scafell Pike
- Leg 5: Scafell Pike – Broad Crag
- Leg 6: Broad Crag – Ill Crag
- Leg 7: Ill Crag – Great End
- Leg 8: Great End – Esk Pike
- Leg 9: Esk Pike – Bowfell North Top
- Leg 10: Bowfell North Top – Bowfell
- Leg 11: Bowfell – Old Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale.
Prices & Dates: Lakeland Ascents provides professional mountain guides to lead your group on this amazing Lake District challenge. The price is just £350 per guide, which can be shared by up to 8 people.
If your group is larger than 8 people, you’ll need to book additional guides to maintain a safe client-to-guide ratio.
We run private events, which means we can arrange a date to suit your diary. We do not operate ‘open’ events for solo challengers to join an existing group.
To book your 10 Peaks Challenge or request more information, please click here or call us at 07702 942980.
Ages and Abilities: The 10 Peaks Challenge is a very challenging and strenuous trek. Participants must be physically fit, experienced in walking long distances in mountainous terrain and able to cope with the demands of the challenge. This challenge is considerably tougher than the National 3 Peak Challenge and is only suitable for adult groups.
Group Sizes and Ratios: We provide private and tailor-made guiding for your group exclusively. Unlike some other providers, we do not offer open sessions. We prioritise your safety and maintain a maximum guide to client ratio of 1:8. If your group consists of more than seven people, additional guides will be provided.
Accommodation: We recommend booking accommodation in the Langdale or Ambleside area as they are located close to the start and finish locations for the challenge.
Kit: When you book, we will provide you with a kit list which will include items such as mountain walking boots and warm/waterproof outdoor clothing.
Times: This challenge requires participants to be physically and mentally prepared for a long day. We start walking at 7am and finish around 6pm.
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