The 24 Peaks Challenge in the Lake District is one of the most demanding and rewarding team-building events in the UK.

The challenge is to scale 24 peaks in 24 hours, all over 2,400 feet (700m). You'll be walking 30 miles (50km) across Cumbria, in one of Britain’s best and most beautiful settings including Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak.

Your team will need a very good level of fitness for this challenge and more than anything, determination and self-belief, to get to the finish line! Do not fear though, you will have our expeirenced mountain leaders to guide you and keep you safe while navigate you accross this stunning landscape.

Over the course of 24 hours trekking time, you will ascend. Guiding you all the way will be one of our experienced mountain leaders who will take care of your safety on the mountains and the navigation.

Please note: the Lake District 24 Peak Challenge can run whenever organisations or individuals decide to undertake it and is not a single event on a particular date. If you have a group wishing to partake you can choose your own dates and we will organise the rest.

If you fancy a challenge but maybe something a bit less demanding why not try the UK 3 Peaks Challenge?

During the challenge you will be provided with

  • Experienced and qualified mountain leaders
  • Very low intructor to client ratios (1:5)
  • Minibus driver
  • Pick up from: Brighton (Train Station), London (Heathrow Airport Terminal 5) and Birmingham.
  • Drop off to: Birmingham, London and Brighton
  • 2 night's accommodation
  • Various catering options are available
  • Eco friendly travel (we're a carbon neutral company)
  • Full catering options available
  • Fitness plan and information pack
  • FREE T-shirt
  • Certificate of achievement
Information

Season

Book your group all year round

Duration

3 Days (24hr Challenge)

Group Size

Maximum of 10 per walking group / minibus

Restrictions

Minimum age: 18 A high level of fitness required.

Group Size

Our prices are per group (up to 10 challengers). We can cater for multiple groups at the same time, which will allow you to split challengers into different walking pace.

24 Peaks Stats

  • Total Distance 50km (30 miles)
  • Estimated Time 20-24hours

This is a strenuous challenge and a high level of fitness is required to complete this challenge

Mountain Leaders

You will be guided by an experienced instructors who hold mountain leader qualification and have experience of the 24 Peaks and/or other endurance challenges.

All of our group leaders are wilderness first aid trained and will be in radio communication with the support team.

Support Team

The support team's job is to get you from peak to peak, provide moral support (don’t underestimate this!) They will also provide essential backup mountain’ safety to the mountain leaders if required.

Training for the 24 Peaks Challenge

We provide a full training pack to ensure that you are well prepared for your challenge. This includes a fitness training program put together by our very own fitness instructors and endurance specialists, plus important information on walking, boots, clothing and equipment, and the best places to buy them from.

You can also attend our mountain training days, held in the Brecon Beacons which will give you the opportunity to try out your equipment, break in your boots and test your fitness.

We provide a full training pack to ensure that you are well prepared for your challenge. This includes a fitness training program put together by our very own fitness instructors and endurance specialists, plus important information on walking, boots, clothing and equipment, and the best places to buy them from. You can also attend our mountain training days, held in the Brecon Beacons which will give you the opportunity to try out your equipment, break in your boots and test your fitness.

Challenge Teams

Depending on the size of the event we will divide you into groups of 10 for the duration of the 24 peaks challenge. You will be able to choose your group (depending on your fitness level and mountain walking experience) on the first evening, but once in a group you will not be able to change, as the minibuses won’t always be together.

Fundraising for Charity

If you are trying to raise money for a charity then we are more than happy to have you on the challenge, however you will still need to pay the event fee in the normal way. If you are looking to organise a charity three peaks with a large group then please contact us for more information.

Conservation and the 24 Peaks

Every year thousands of people attempt the 24 peaks challenge either in small unsupported groups or in large organised groups raising money for charity. At Hatt Adventures we are very aware of the environmental impact this is having (and the bad press that the 24 peaks has received within the walking and climbing community) which is why we run our challenges in a responsible way. We plan our timings to ensure that we are not disturbing the local residents at unsocial hours of the night and we ensure that all our clients are fully briefed on the environmental impact the events can have on the mountains and how to minimise them. We also only run small events, thus reducing our impact on the mountain trails.

Groups

Prices starting from £445pp

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Itinerary

24 Peaks Stats:
• Total Distance 50km (30 miles)
• Estimated Time 20-24hours

This is a strenuous challenge and a high level of fitness is required to complete this challenge.

Day 1
Travel up from Brighton via London to the Lake District collecting challengers as we go. This will take most of the day but it's a great chance to get to know the people you'll be completing the challenge with. The evening consists of a mountain safety briefing and then early night.

Day 2
Up early and we'll make our way to the foot of Red Pike (755m) to start our challenge. On the first day of walking we will tick off 10 mountains. Finally after Bow Fell (902m) we descend to the valey and drive back to the accommodation and dinner. Estiamted time 14hrs.

1. Red Pike (755m)
2. High Stile (807m)
3. High Crag (744m)
4. Green Gable (801m)
5. Great Gable (899m)
6. Lingmell (807m)
7. Scafell Pike (978m)
8. Great End (910m)
9. Esk Pike (885m)
10. Bow Fell (902m)

Day 3
Another early start and a slightly shorter day 10hrs but ticking of 14 of the highest peaks in the Lakes. Finally with the challenge over we will all journey home, tired but very happy!

11. Great Dodd (857m)
12. Watson's Dodd (789m)
13. Stybarrow Dodd (843)
14. Raise (883m)
15. Whiteside (863m)
16. Lower Man (925m)
17. Helvellyn (949m)
18. Nethermost Pike (891m)
19. Dollywagon Pike (858m)
20. Seat Sandal (736m)
21. Fairfield (873m)
22. Hart Crag (822m)
23. Dove Crag (792m)
24. Red Screes (776m)

Locations

Lake District

Equipment

Equipment supplied

All mountain safety equipment supplied

Equipment needed

Walking boots / approach shoes, small rucksack (25 litres), waterproof top and trousers, fleece or warm top, hat and gloves, whistle, head torch, water bottles (min of 1.5lts) and a sleeping bag. We will provide you with a full kit list upon booking.

Transport

Pick up points: Brighton (Train Station), London (Heathrow Airport Terminal 5), Birmingham and Manchester.

Accommodation

2 nights bunkhouse accommodation (upgrades are available upon request).

Catering

Various catering options are available.