The Lake District 3000ers
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The Lake District contains some of the most beautiful scenery in England. It has hundreds of fells which create a vast terrain of rugged mountains. There are 4 fells (according to Wainwright!) which exceed the 3000ft mark. These can be climbed in a 16 hour period, 1 day, 2 day or 3 day trip meaning you have then climbed the 4 highest peaks in England. We can structure this event in accordance with the specific requirements of the group. Scafell Pike and its ‘little’ brother Scafell are summited consecutively via the Corridor Route, Grains Gill or the shortest route starting out from the National Trust Campsite at Wasdale Head. Options for Helvellyn include the classic route from Patterdale ascending via Striding Edge and descending by Swirral Edge or alternatively, using the more direct route from Swirls Car Park at Thirlmere. Skiddaw is generally ascended via Millbeck or taking the easier option starting at a higher level from Latrigg. The Lake District 3000 Footers is regarded as a serious mountain challenge which involves walking over rough & varied terrain and can be structured based on the ability of the group .
The mountains in question, in order of height, are:
1. Scafell Pike, 3210ft
2. Sca Fell, 3164ft
3. Helvellyn, 3118ft
4. Skiddaw, 3054ft
The Lake District offer some of the finest mountain scenery in the UK, but Lake District 3000 Footers is regarded as a serious mountain challenge if trying to complete it in 16hours which involves walking over rough and varied terrain. Most of our clients have preferred doing the challenge over 3 days.