10 Peaks Challenge (Linear Route)
We offer two versions of the 10 Peaks Challenge: the Linear Route and the Circular Route. This page is about the Linear Route, but you can click here for the alternative Circular Route.
The 10 Peaks Challenge (Linear Route) is a shortened version of the super-hard Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge, with the 10 Peaks Challenge being the first day of the tougher event.
The route starts in Buttermere and ends in Great Langdale, covering the following summits in a 17-mile (27.5km) hike with 2,519m (8,264ft) of ascent:
- Leg 1: Buttermere – Red Pike
- Leg 2: Red Pike – High Stile
- Leg 3: High Stile – High Crag
- Leg 4: High Crag – Haystacks
- Leg 5: Haystacks – Green Gable
- Leg 6: Green Gable – Great Gable
- Leg 7: Great Gable – Scafell Pike
- Leg 8: Scafell Pike – Great End
- Leg 9: Great End – Esk Pike
- Leg 10: Esk Pike – Bow Fell
- Leg 11: Bowfell – Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great 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 7 people, so if for example, you have a group of 10, you’ll need 2 guides.
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.
As this route is linear and starts and ends in different locations, leaving your car at the start and returning to it later is not feasible. It’s essential to have a dedicated driver who won’t be joining the hike, or arrange for private transportation. For a simpler and more cost-effective option, consider the 10 Peaks Challenge (Circular Route)
To book or learn more, 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 1:7. If your group consists of more than 7 people, additional guides will be provided.
Accommodation: We recommend booking accommodation in Keswick as it is centrally located to the start and finish locations for the challenge.
Transport: A dedicated driver who will not be joining the group on the hill or private transport is required. To reduce costs and simplify logistics, you may wish to consider our popular alternative route, the 10 Peaks Challenge (Circular Route).
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 6am and finish around 6pm.
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