- Challenge Information
Lakeland 3000's Sunset Challenge 2018
Do you reckon you've got what it takes to climb Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and Scafell all in daylight hours?
Join us on 26th May 2018 to take on the first ever Lakeland 3000's Sunset Challenge. You will tackle the 4 3000ft peaks in England via some of the best routes up them - including the Ullock Pike ridge on Skiddaw and Striding Edge on Helvellyn. We will set off at the crack of dawn and the aim is to complete the 4 mountains, travelling in between them by minibus before the sun officially sets.
This challenge entails about 16 hours of walking (approx 24 miles over rough ground, inc scrambling) so it is pertinent you have previous mountain experience and a high level of fitness.
This event is designed and managed by Lakeland Mountain Guides.
Footwear: Walking boots have to be worn.
Socks: Walking socks, cotton socks should not be worn. Bringing spare socks is a good idea.
Trousers and tops: Walking trousers fleece and base layers. Avoid cotton, synthetic materials are good and lightweight clothing is better as it dries faster and is easier to walk in when wet.
Waterproofs: You must bring a (properly) waterproof jacket and trousers which will also act as wind proofs. Lightweight waterproofs are better as they do not become waterlogged, dry faster and take up less space in your bag.
Rucksack: This does not need to be too big. Up to 45 litres will be fine but you should get away with a 25 litre sack.
Spare clothes: It is a good idea to bring a bag of spare clothes. Definitely a full spare set of comfy clothes for on the minibus and a spare set for each mountain in case it is a wet weekend.
Water: Keeping hydrated is very important however water is very heavy so you do not want to carry too much on the mountain. We recommend around 2 - 3 litres be taken on the hill.
A few extras could include:
Walking poles -may be useful. They can especially help with tired knees on descent.
Deep heat / ibuprofen cream.
Music - Some people find that putting their MP3 on can get them through a tough period on the challenge.
Suncream and sunglasses if appropriate.
We operate a “leave no trace” policy.
We always follow the footpaths and we ask that you do not walk off the footpath or attempt to take any short cuts on the mountain. No litter must be left. This includes banana skins and apple cores and cigarette ends. All litter must be taken back to the minibus.
For your safety and that of the rest of the group you must follow instructions and advice given to you by your guide. If you do not then you may put at risk the safety and or continued participation of yourself and or the entire group.
- What's Included
- Certificate on completion
- First aid trained mountain leader
- Radio communications for added safety up the mountains