24 Peaks In 24 Hours Challenge

Our most demanding Lakeland challenge for ultra fit groups!

Our 24 Peaks in 24 hours Challenge was launched in 2016 and is undoubtedly our toughest Lake District event. Our inaugural event was completed by a team who were exceptionally fit in under 20 hours. As a result of this outstanding achievement we now offer this event over a single day subject to thorough vetting of the fitness level and ability of the group. As a one day challenge the combined walking distance of 51km will push your mental and physical strength to the limit! This is a tough challenge that will test your endurance and strength and requires exceptional fitness and stamina to compete with minimal recovery time between legs 1 and 2. Set in the stunningly beautiful Lake District National Park you will climb 24 peaks within 24 hours, encountering difficult terrain, lengthy descents and steep ascents along the way. This event should not be underestimated and is ideally suited to individuals with prior experience of long distance mountain walks. Why not challenge yourself and a team of colleagues with this exciting 24 Peaks event which provides an excellent platform for both team building and/or charity fundraising.

We recommend that leading up to this challenge, participants work on building up their stamina with weekly cardio-vascular exercise of a minimum of 1 hour per day, 5 days per week to build up their calf + quad muscles. If you do not have much experience of long distance mountain walks you need to prepare with training walks on broken rough terrain building up to 12-15 hours walking time. From an average fitness start point it is likely you will need to commit to a minimum 6 month fitness programme to maximise your chance of success. We can help you prepare for this event – for  information about our  pre-selection / training day click here.


Leg 1 - Buttermere to Stool End Farm

Transfer to Buttermere and start at 02:00. Peaks include Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Haystacks, Great Gable, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Great End, Esk Pike, Bowfell; descending The Band to Stool End Farm, Great Langdale.

Distance 28km, Ascent 2500m, Target time 12 hours, Terrain – broken ground with steep ascents and descents and some open solid ground.

Leg 2 - Kirkstone Pass to Grovebeck Fold

Short break at end of Leg 1 and transfer to the car park on the summit of Kirkstone Pass. Peaks include Red Screes, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, Dollywagen Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Lower Man, Whiteside, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson Dodd and Great Dodd.
Distance 23km, Ascent 1750m, Target time 10 hours, Terrain – mixed broken ground and undulating grassy slopes.

Key Information

  • Advance booking required, minimum 8 weeks notice
  • Minimum group size 8, or reduced number by prior arrangement
  • Bring your own hiking gear and spare clothing in event of poor weather
  • We have First Aid and emergency equipment and are qualified to use it
  • Meeting point is Keswick or Penrith
  • We can arrange transfers from Penrith Railway Station if required

Package Includes

  • Up to 24hrs walking with experienced and licensed guides (2)
  • Accommodation for two nights
  • Breakfasts and packed lunches
  • Training guidance information
  • Personal kit list and advisory service
  • Support transportation as required
  • 2-way radio communication – all staff
  • Trekking poles and head torches if required
  • Cotswold Outdoor Voucher – 15% discount
  • Photographic highlights of your event uploaded to Dropbox 
  • Local information plus second to none service with passionate staff!

Duration: 1 Day – up to 24 hours

Activities: Walking

Suitable for: Committed teams with a high level of fitness and determination.

Comments: Our toughest challenge which is a strenuous undertaking over a 24 hour timeframe. All prospective teams are thoroughly vetted for suitability and we reserve the right to revert to a 2 day challenge in the event of a slow time on leg 1 – Buttermere to Langdale. Target time: Circa 20 hours overall with a 10 hour objective on first leg with short interval – in transit prior to starting leg 2. The arduous nature of this event over a single day should not be under-estimated and presents a substantial step up from our 24 Peaks over 2 days or a National 3 Peaks walking circa 12 hours with 10 hours rest in transit.

Prices from: £250

Call: 017687 75337

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