Scafell Pike and Scafell
Three options suggested here but please contact us to discuss your needs.
We offer 3 options for the ascent of Scafell Pike.
Option 1 £35pp (based on a group of 8)
Scafell Pike and Scafell from Wasdale Head
Total Ascent: 1200m
Target time 6 hours for the walk.
This is your chance to climb the two highest mountains in England in one day.
Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England at a height of 978m. The second highest mountain in England is Scafell at a height of 964m and lies a little over 1km away as the crow flies. However to get between the two mountains you have to descend to Mickledore (the col between the two peaks) and then drop down to a gully that then leads steeply up to the summit of Scafell via Foxes Tarn. Starting and finishing at Wasdale Head at the National Trust Car Park, this is a spectacular high level walk in some breath taking scenery.
Option 2 £35pp (based on a group of 8)
Scafell Pike via the Corridor route from Seathwaite, returning via Broad Crag, Great End and Esk Hause
Height Gained: 1000m
Total Distance: 15km
Target time 6 to 7 hours
This is a high level traverse of some of the Lake District’s most rugged and inspiring scenery.
The walk begins at Seathwaite, in the Borrowdale valley, jsouth of Keswick. After an easy walk to Stockley Bridge the path climbs steeply past Taylor Gill Force to reach Styhead Tarn. The route now heads into the rocky, steep ground underneath Great Gable and Broad Crag. Winding through this steep ground along a magnificent high level traverse you can see how the corridor route is so named. Crossing the top of Piers Gill the path reaches Lingmell Col. Heading up the rocky slopes of Scafell Pike, the summit is reached after some effort. From here we head down to the northeast, losing about 60 metres in height, before climbing back up to Broad Crag. The path crosses a rocky plateau until a short grassy section and the short ascent of Great End. From here we drop down to Esk Hause and then to Sprinkling tarn and the long descent back to Seathwaite.
Option 3 £35pp (based on a group of 8)
Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head.
Height Gained: 900m
Estimated time 4 to 5 hours
The walk starts from the National Trust Car park at Wasdale Head. The route climbs steadily before crossing Lingmell Beck. A steep section of steps leads up to a flatter area called Hollow Stones. The route weaves between rocks to climb up to Lingmell Col. From here a steep rocky section makes the going slow and tough. Eventually the gradient eases off a little and the summit plateau is reached. The descent is via the same route.
Option 4 - £220pp (based on a group size of 8).
This covers any of the options 1 to 3 above but includes two nights accommodation in B+B in Keswick, transport to and from the accommodation to the starting point of the walk, all food and drink during the walk, qualified mountain guide with safety equipment, trekking poles, head torches (required as a safety feature at certain times of the year). Electronic photographic record of your event.
At an additional cost we can arrange accommodation, transport and food. Give us a call to discuss your event.
For all these events the costs can be adjusted based on number of people and the level of services required.
Please ask. (Rob 07765056698)
For options 1, 2 and 3 a qualified mountain guide with first aid kit and group shelter will meet you at the start point.
However for option 4includes the following:
- Two nights’ B + B accommodation in a Guest House in Keswick.
- Transport to and from Seathwaite or Wasdale Head from Keswick, depending on which option you have chosen.
- Experienced and qualified mountain guides walking with the groups in a ratio of around 1 to 8
- The guides will carry first aid kits, group shelters and radios.
- Food provided for the walk –sandwiches, high energy food such as snack bars, chocolate, sweets, fruit, flapjack and water (both bottled and for hydration systems).
- Trekking poles if required and head torches –at certain times of the year, just in case.
- A CD of photographs taken during the event by the guides, giving you a record of your challenge.
Personal Kit list for Scafell Pike options 1, 2 and 3
Any walk into the mountains of the Lake District involves moving over rocky terrain with some steep ascents and descents. At times the weather can be very challenging. We have to allow for these extremes of weather and you really must make sure you turn up for the event with the following:
- You need to have a reasonable level of fitness and stamina to attempt this event. If you are unused to physical activity if is really important that you build up to the event with a training schedule. Mountain Events can provide you with training events or assistance in putting together a training programme for the challenge.
- Footwear: boots are best and make sure they are waterproof. Walking with wet socks will quickly soften and blister your feet.
- Waterproof breathable jacket with a hood. In heavy rain the hood is vital.
- Waterproof breathable over-trousers (not just walking trousers). Wearing shorts does not absolve you from having waterproof over-trousers.
- Warm hat and warm gloves. Ski type are best. Woollen gloves don’t stop the wind. Waterproof gloves are best.
- Have clothing you can layer. Thin thermal or a tee-shirt then a fleece. Cotton is a no-no on the hill. When it gets wet it is heavy, will not dry out and sucks heat away from your body. Synthetic fibres are much better.
- For the hot days – a sunhat to cover your ears and neck and nose, sunscreen (at least factor 30).
- Water bottle or hydration system e.g. platypus, to carry at least 1 litre.
- Food – we will provide this but you will be expected to carry your own food (provided by us).
- A rucksack large enough to carry it all in but not a massive expedition bag. Your bag will leak so put a plastic rubble sack inside your bag and put everything in this.
- First aid kit – we will carry this but you will be expected to have plasters for blisters (Compeed are best).
- We can supply trekking poles if needed.
- We will also supply head torches for the sections walked in the dark.
Clearly if it is a hot summer’s day we can re-evaluate the kit we will ask you to carry but please have it in your rucksack at the start. The guides will make the decision as to what is needed on each mountain based on their experience.
If you have any questions at all please let us know.
What we will provide
Mountain Events Ltd. will provide trained, experienced instructors and leaders in a ratio appropriate to the group. We will provide any specialist equipment necessary for the activity. Drinks and food will be provided where specified. Details of all necessary clothing, footwear and equipment will be provided.
What you need
Your party needs to get to the agreed meeting point. All members of your group need to bring appropriate clothing, footwear, a change of clothing and a backpack to carry them in.
Confirmation of Booking and Payment
You confirm you’re booking by sending us a completed Booking Form and your deposit of 50% with the balance made 4 weeks prior to the event. If you are booking an event with less than 4 weeks’ notice then full payment is required. No contract is made until we acknowledge receipt of the Booking Form and payment.
If we cancel your activities through no fault of yours we will make a full refund or organise an alternative date.
Should you, or any of your group, be forced to cancel your booking, you must do so in writing. A cancellation will take effect from the date that written notice is received by us. Cancellation more than 28 days before the activity may result in a 20% administration fee being retained. We reserve the right to make no refund for a cancellation made within 28 days of the activity. If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of any holiday insurance policy you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer.
Conduct of Clients
Outdoor activities can be hazardous and it is important that all participants abide by any safety requirements that Mountain Events Ltd, or its representatives may consider advisable. Mountain Events Ltd. reserve the right to change, limit or cancel activities due to weather or to clients’ ability, equipment, behaviour or physical condition. In these circumstances we will try to offer an alternative but no refund can be given.
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