When a single day spent walking in the mountains is just not enough, we turn to finding a challenge. Whether this is to climb the highest mountains around the UK in 24 hours, to link all the peaks over a certain height in several days (or even just the one day!) or to work through a classic tick list. There are many mountain challenges out there, from the classic charity ones to the seriously long and difficult ones that will test even the fittest of mountaineers. Are you up for a challenge?
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COST: £80 - £150
DURATION: 1 - 2 Days
Every year in May, 2400 teenagers set off on a challenging 2 day expedition across Dartmoor covering either 35, 45 or 55 miles. Navigating across the moor between 10 Tors and wild camping, this event will put all your mountain skills to the test! Are you up for the challenge?
DURATION: 1 Day
Take on the challenge of the original SAS selection route and see how tough you really are! Cover 12km up and over Pen Y Fan, then turn around and do it again, for a total of 24km! The hard part is on the way back!
DURATION: 2 Days
The classic Scottish mountain challenge in the UK's largest National Park. Bag 5 Munros covering 22 miles and 2,400m of ascent.
DURATION: 1 Day
A fantastic, albeit very long day, summiting all of the Lake District peaks over 3000 feet. 4 summits, 16 miles of walking, a bit of driving and 3,200m of ascent. A great way to explore the Lakes!
DURATION: 1-2 Day
24 Lakeland peaks in 24 hours, covering 50km with 4000m of ascent! A fantastic way of ticking off many of the Wainwright fells and exploring the beauty of the Lake District.
DURATION: 5 Days
For his 42nd birthday, Bob Graham decided he would link 42 Lake District peaks, by running, in 24 hours. He didn't bet on it becoming a classic mountain challenge! We won't be running it (phew!), instead we will enjoy these peaks of the Lakes over several days, camping in the mountains.