Saturday 4 September & Sunday 5 September
£240 suggested minimum sponsorship
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Participants must be aged 16 years or over
Please note Lindsey Lodge pays £160 per participant
Set in some of the most dramatic and inspiring landscape the Lake District has to offer, this multi discipline, adrenaline filled weekend will put both your endurance and nerves to the test.
Under the guidance of the highly qualified Exped team, you will experience a mixture of:
Canoeing, hiking, rock jumping, abseiling, traversing, bush-craft, scrambling and sleeping under the stars in one of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes.
Put yourself to the ultimate test and earn the new Challenge with Lindsey Lodge medal.
After an initial briefing you’ll kitted up and assigned a canoe to take on the 1-2 hours journey across Ullswater to reach Kail Pot Bay. From there we will take on the second challenge; climb, traverse and rock jump from various points near the Bay.
We will then make our way to flatter ground on the headland to get changed into dry clothes, ready to connect with the natural environment through a bushcraft session, you’ll then enjoy a well-deserved lunch cooked using your newly learnt techniques.
After the bushcraft session, we will take on the steadier challenge of a return hike to Patterdale via Hallin Fell and place Fell.
From Patterdale we will grab our overnight kit and head off into the hills for a memorable night in nature. Gradually climbing higher and higher we will stop to look back and take in the stunning scenery of Ullswater.
After approx. an hour of hiking we will reach our overnight destination – Ruthwaite Cove. (Hopefully under the stars, however shelter will be on hand if required).
The time should be mid to late afternoon, but the days challenge isn’t over yet!
Harnessed up and strapped in you will take on the final challenge of the day – abseiling one of the many crags surrounding the cove.
Exhausted, hungry and ready for a good night sleep, it’s time to settle down, enjoy a tasty dinner, warm up inside your sleeping bag and drift off while watching the starry sky.
Waking up in the mountains, listening to the sounds of nature, we will eat a wholesome breakfast and load up ready and refreshed to take on another day.
Heading up high into the fells pasted ‘Grisedale Forest’ (there are no trees here!) we reach the Tongue on Dollywagon Pike.
Here we take on some rough but straightforward scrambling leading to the summit of Dollywagon Pike. From this summit on a clear day you can all the way to southern Scotland, out across Morecombe Bay and sometimes even Northern Ireland.
At this point as a group there is a choice to be made! – Summit one of the highest peaks in England… the famous Hellvelyn, or continue the route to Seat Sandal, which sits high above Grisedale tarn and Dunmail Raise.
Opting for the route to Seat Sandal we will head steeply down to Grisedale tarn before heading back uphill again to reach the summit of Fairfield.
Gaining the required height the hike will continue along ticking Hart Crag and Dove Crag reaching the final ascent of the challenge – Red Screes.
Now it is our final descent down to Kirstone Pass where drink, food, much needed rest awaits.