In 1923, George Mallory was asked by a reporter "Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?" and Mallory's response was "Because it's there". There is an overwhelming sense of achievement when you walk over that last crest and realise there is no more mountain to climb. The views from the top are spectacular. Looking out across the tops of other mountains, down through the glacial valleys and possibly out to sea. Head back to work after a long weekend in the mountains with a thirst for more, stories to tell and pictures to flaunt.

THE LAKE DISTRICT

COST: £50

RATIO: 1:6

From the rolling grassy peak of Skiddaw to the rock strewn summit of Scafell Pike, the Lakes is a beautiful landscape with a wide variety of summits for all types of aspiring mountaineers. Steeped in mountaineering history and the inspiration for Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, join me in the lakes and lets create your own personal story from this remarkable place. And you can't mention the mountains of the Lake District without referring to the list of Wainwrights! 214 summits as documented by Alfred Wainwright in his beautiful pictorial guidebooks.

Some of the more popular summits include:

  • Scafell Pike

  • Scafell

  • Helvelyn

  • Skiddaw

  • Great Gable

  • Langdale Pikes

  • Bowfell

  • Crinkle Crags

  • Fairfield

  • Blencathra

LAKES 3000ers

COST: £150

DURATION: 1 Day

RATIO: 1:6

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!

The summits:

  1. Scafell Pike

  2. Scafell

  3. Helvelyn

  4. Skiddaw

THE BOB GRAHAM ROUND

COST: £200

DURATION: 5 Days

RATIO: 1:6

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. 

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