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 this challenge.

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

Cost

  • £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.

Information

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

Training

Join our free, friendly and fun training programme designed to give you the fitness and stamina you will need to achieve your goal. We have a selection of training walks organised for Sundays and Wednesday evenings.

Click here to download the training walks schedule

For more information about these training walks, please contact Kim Roderick.

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.

Fundraising

Street Talk reaches out to young people in the most deprived local areas, offering them information, guidance and advice as well as exciting activities so that they have something to do. Our ‘i-bus’ goes into the heart of these communities, including Whitebushes, Tadworth and Woodhatch, meeting young people in their own space on the streets or in parks. Here they are more likely to be receptive and open to talking about their lives, their problems and their stresses.

Our youth workers build up a rapport with them by offering activities, such as sports, creative media and arts including photography and animation and trips in the holidays to theme parks, cycling and other outings. This can lead on to giving advice around issues affecting them, for example drug abuse, family problems, mental health, domestic violence and issues with school, training or employment.

Street Talk aims to give or find appropriate support to tackle these issues and to prevent these disadvantaged and vulnerable young people from being drawn into anti-social behaviour and the criminal activity or escape from criminal exploitation.

£20 will pay for a night of activities such as cooking or art.
£50 will pay for a young person to attend our Escape programme.
£100 will pay for a young person to attend a residential course supporting them to build confidence and resilience.

Our suggested minimum sponsorship for this event is £500. 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.

Find out more

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

T 01737 779979
E challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk