Blue sky day for a charity challenge hike to Scafell Pike


The dramatic crags of Scafell and Scafell Pike - Charity Challenge

Charity Challenge - Hike Scafell Pike

Yesterday we were on Scafell Pike guiding a group of 20 walkers all out raising funds to be used to help the people of Yemen. I'm always inspired to hear of the efforts people will go to to fundraise for good causes. Everyone involved was on a bus by 4am to travel up to the Lake District for this day event. So even by the time we met up in Wasdale, there was much tiredness amongst the team. But determination shone through and we were soon on our way to Scafell Pike.

Due to time constraints and some traffic issues on the way, our late set out time did mean a plan 'b' was going to be needed and a few conversations later a variety of plans had been devised in order that everyone got the most possible from the experience whilst still feeling they had put in maximum effort.

An advance party set a course to the summit of Lingmell. This is a nearby satellite peak of Scafell Pike. Whilst it is a little smaller, it is always much quieter and the views are every bit as good.

I took some of the team through the Hollow Stones boulder field before skirting over to Lingmell shoulder and descending from there. And Kristina stayed with the remainder of the team and made it to Hollow Stones, taking a more leisurely pace to fully soak up. the splendid views.

Thanks to Richie and Kristina for your help guiding, much appreciate your professionalism and experience as always.
And thanks too to Sulayman for organising and co-ordinating the whole event.

Whether you're an individual or a group of 50+ walkers we can cater for your Scafell Pike guiding requirements. We know these mountains and the rest of the Lake District very well indeed. I lost count long ago how many times I've been to the summit of Scafell Pike. But it is in the hundreds and from all sides

So if you're considering tackling this mountain and would like the reassurance of a guide. Please do get in touch. We can discuss all route options and suggest the best for you. And if visiting the area and looking for a fun day out / adventure please check out our multi-activity website Mountain Journeys



Taking a short cut over to Lingmell - Charity Challenge

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