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10 Peaks Challenge

10 Peaks Challenge – Mountain Climb in the Lake District

Friday 28 – Sunday 30 June 2019

The Lake District 10 Peaks Challenge is a one-day challenge over a walking distance of 17 miles which will push your mental and physical strength to the limit, but the rewards will be magnificent with memories to last a lifetime.

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

To ensure you are ready for this event, we are offering a comprehensive programme of free training walks to prepare you for the challenge of your life.

Summits included on this route: 

  • Red Pike (Buttermere) | 755 metres / 2,477 feet
  • High Stile | 807 metres / 2,648 feet
  • High Crag | 744 metres / 2,441 feet
  • Haystacks | 597 metres / 1,959 feet
  • Green Gable | 801 metres / 2,628 feet
  • Great Gable | 899 metres / 2,949 feet
  • Lingmell | 800 metres / 2,625 feet
  • Scafell Pike | 978 metres / 3,209 feet
  • Great End | 910 metres / 2,986 feet
  • Esk Pike | 885 metres / 2,904 feet
  • Bowfell | 902 metres / 2,959 feet


  • £149
  • Includes two nights’ youth hostel accommodation with breakfast and evening meal, refreshments during trek, transport to Lake District on Friday 28 June and back to the YMCA in Redhill on Sunday 30 June, transport to start of climb and back to the YHA and commemorative technical t-shirt and medal.
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The cost of the event includes two nights’ youth hostel accommodation with breakfast and evening meal, refreshments during trek, transport to Lake District on Friday 28 June and back to the YMCA on Sunday 30 June, transport to start of climb and back to the YHA and commemorative technical t-shirt and medal.

The pre-event information evening takes place on Wednesday 19 June at our YMCA Sovereign Centre in Woodhatch.

The event will be challenging and rewarding and something to remember…

“The best climber in the world is the one who’s having the most fun”
Alex Lowe


Join our free, friendly and fun training programme designed to give you the fitness and stamina you will need to achieve your goal.  Training walks are taking place on Sunday 13 January and Sunday 17 February both leaving the YMCA in Redhill at 09:00 with refreshments available before and on your return.

We also recommend that you take part in the Y2Y North Downs Trek on Sunday 24 March with the option of 26.2 or 13.1m trek across the North Downs. 

Other training walks will be announced nearer the time.


The entry fee purely covers the cost of the event. Although we have not specified a target, we are hoping you will feel inspired by our work in the community and what we are trying to achieve and consider fundraising for us.

Here at YMCA East Surrey, we are renowned for our activities for adults and children with disabilities offering a wide range of services and activities to help people improve their health and wellbeing. Another major part of our work is to provide services for young people struggling with emotional wellbeing, finding employment and experiencing homelessness. All money raised from our events this year, will provide much needed funds to ensure we can continue this charitable work and provide a safe and inclusive community for our children and young people.  

Housing and Homelessness
YMCA Hillbrook House gives young homeless people somewhere to stay and supports them to move on with their lives. Our NextStep rent deposit scheme helps local vulnerable people access private rented accommodation.

Sport and Fitness
The YMCA Sports and Community Centre is a lively and energetic place for local people to get fit, try new things, challenge themselves and make friends. From sessions in our fitness gym, classes in our exercise studio (over 50 each week!), badminton and table tennis, there is something for everyone to enjoy. An on-site crèche allows parents to exercise while little ones play.

Our Exercise Referral programme enables people with a chronic health condition, those who are rehabilitating from an injury, illness or have a disability to engage in physical activity to help them lead a healthier, independent and more active lifestyle.

Our inclusive playschemes help children with disabilities play alongside typically developed children whilst Yippee club gives children with a wide range of disabilities and complex needs a chance to play with their friends. Yip4Youth helps young people with disabilities become more independent by trying out new activities.

Our qualified youth works provide youth activities for young people across East Surrey, with a focus on those who are vulnerable or have a disability. Heads Together offers free counselling to help young people overcome difficult life events.

We run a wide range of children’s activities, including a pre-school, after school clubs, holiday playschemes, term-time sports and activities, children’s parties, as well as fun sessions for under 5’s. We believe in engaging children in a range of activities that boost self-confidence and build new friendships.

The best way to fundraise is to set up your unique Virginmoneygiving fundraising page. If you prefer the more traditional method of fundraising, please download your official sponsorship form.


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Find out more

For more information, please contact the Challenge Events fundraising team.

T 01737 779979
E challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk