Lakes 10 Peaks

Lake District 10 Peaks Challenge

The Lake District 10 Peaks Challenge is a fore-shortened version of the 2 day Lake District 24 Peaks Team Challenge and is based on day 1 of that event.

The 10 Peaks is designed to involve fairly strenuous exercise and for your own safety you must be aware of this and consider carefully whether your general level of fitness, or any particular illness or ailment prevents you from participation. However, we will provide you with a mountain fitness training programme and by following this anyone in reasonable health will be able to successfully complete the challenge.

This is a tough challenge that will test your endurance and strength. Set in the stunningly beautiful Lake District you will climb 10 peaks within 24 hours, encountering difficult terrain, lengthy descents and steep ascents along the way.

Your mental and physical strength will be tested to the max, and encouragement within the team is essential.

Why not challenge yourself and a team of colleagues with this exciting 10 Peaks event which provides an excellent platform for both team building and/or charity fundraising.


All transport to / from the peaks.

All food during the challenge.

Accommodation on the first or last night.

Qualified guide on each leg ratio 1:8.

Driver throughout the challenge.

Photos / videos of the event.

Please Note:

This event is a demanding challenge and it should not be underestimated. It requires a high level of physical fitness and thorough preparation training especially for those individuals without prior experience of high level mountain walks.

We can provide help and guidance on the fitness side providing detailed information on fitness training and we also offer Preparation Training weekends in the Lake District.

Included in the price is one night's accommodation, in one of Keswicks many fine hotels or B&B's, relaxing ready to return home or preparing to start the challenge!

Challenge Summary

What you need to know...

Start/Finish: Buttermere / Great Langdale

Total ascent: 2519 meters (8264 feet)

Walking distance: 27.5 km (17 miles)

Target Time: 12 hours

Challenge dates: April to October

Minimum group size: 4

Maximum group size: 32 - groups of 8

Minimum age: 18

Endurance factor: Very Difficult

Typical Price*: From £170 per head

Challenge Routing

Leg 1: Buttermere - Red Pike 4.5km / 155 mins

Leg 2: Red Pike - High Stile 1.2km / 29 mins

Leg 3: High Stile - High Crag 1.5km / 36 mins

Leg 4: High Crag - Green Gable 6km / 147 mins

Leg 5: Green Gable - Great Gable 0.8km / 26 mins

Leg 5: Great Gable - Lingmell 4.2km / 99 mins

Leg 6: Lingmell - Scafell Pike 1.5km / 50 mins

Leg 7: Scafell Pike - Great End 1.8km / 43 mins

Leg 8: Great End - Esk Pike 1.6km / 35 mins

Leg 9: Esk Pike - Bow Fell 1.6km / 40 mins

Leg 10: Bow Fell - Stool End Farm 3.5km / 95 min