Join #TeamChristie in this fantastic 1-day trekking challenge on Saturday 21 September 2024 as we climb an amazing 10 peaks in the Lake District! 

For the Lakes 10 Peak challenge, you’ll complete approximately 20km of trekking in 1 day, with an estimated trek time of an ambitious 12 hours. Conquer England’s highest mountain Scafell Pike and stay high in the fells throughout your trek, as you take on another 9 challenging peaks.

An incredible weekend adventure in the Lakes awaits, with some of the UK’s most stunning scenery as the backdrop. You’ll be fully supported by expert mountain leaders during your trek and celebrate with your fellow adventurers when you finally complete your challenge.

Challenge highlights

  • Explore the Lake District National Park
  • Summit 10 peaks in just one day!
  • Scale Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain

Included in your challenge package is a 2-night stay in the Lake District, so you can be ready to go on the day of the trek and unwind after you’ve completed it. We’ll also provide all meals to keep you fuelled on your trek leaving you free to take on the weekend adventure!

If you love an adventure and want to join us in the fight against cancer, do something amazing and join #TeamChristie today at the Lakes 10 Peak challenge!

Want a place?

Sign up for the Lakes 10 trekking challenge today through the Global Adventure Challenges website. You’ll pay a registration fee of £95 when you book and we ask all participants to raise a minimum of £900.

The views were breathtaking, it may have been really hard walking at points but the expert mountain leaders were there every step of the way. I was a little apprehensive about fundraising as I’d never really done it before, but the fundraising team at The Christie Charity were so helpful and all my friends and family were so happy to support an amazing cause. I can’t wait for the next Christie trek!

Chris Bone, participant at The Christie Trek the Alps challenge

When does the trek take place?

The trek will take place from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September 2024.

What do I have to do to take part?

Simply sign up online with Global Adventure Challenges and pay your £95 registration fee. We will then be in touch after receiving your registration and will send you a fundraising pack in the post.

How can I reach the fundraising target?

We know that committing to raise a specific amount can seem a bit daunting which is why our team are here to support you event step of the way. We’d recommend starting off by creating a JustGiving page and sharing this around family, friends and colleagues.

You’ll then need to think about organising some events to help bring in additional funds: bake sales, quiz nights and family fun days are some events previous supporters have organised. 

When do I have to pay in my sponsorship?

You will need to raise a minimum of £900 in total. 80% of the minimum sponsorship (£720) must be received by The Christie Charity by 5 July 2024. Failure to do so may mean non-participation in the challenge.

The balance of the challenge costs will be paid for you by the charity out of the sponsorship raised. All outstanding sponsorship must be sent to the charity no later than 4 weeks after the challenge.

Who organises the trip?

The challenge is operated by Global Adventure Challenges, ATOL 6506 - booking conditions apply.

How much support will I receive on the challenge?

All UK challenges have a strong support team employed directly through Global Adventures Challenges; the number of support crew you have on your challenge will depend on the size of the group.

What is the minimum age to take part?

You must be 18 years old on or before the day of travel. 14- to 17-year-olds can join us if they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Please note, this must be 1-on-1. 1 parent or guardian cannot accompany 2 14- to 17-year-olds.

How fit do I need to be?

Global Adventure Challenges’ advice is that you need to have a reasonable level of fitness in order to take part, but you do not need to be ‘super fit’ or a professional athlete! It is suggested that you slowly build up your fitness levels in the lead up to your challenge.

What will the hike be like?

The challenge has been graded as ‘tough’ by Global Adventures challenges. A ‘tough’ trek features more demanding activities, and the days are generally longer and harder than a challenge graded as ‘challenging’.

Where will we stay while hiking? 

2 nights’ hostel accommodation is provided.

Why is the registration fee non-refundable?

The registration fee forms part of the total challenge cost and is used by Global Adventures to process your registration, vet your medical form and also to secure suppliers linked with your challenge. It is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another participant under any circumstance.

We strongly suggest you obtain travel insurance immediately after registration, to cover this cost element of your challenge.

Day 1

We meet at our youth hostel for dinner and event briefing about the challenge ahead.

Day 2

After breakfast, we take the transfer to our start point. We start our challenge by staying high in the fells and climbing to the summit of the following peaks for our 10-peak challenge!

  1. Bowfell – 2,959 ft
  2. Esk Pike – 2,903 ft
  3. Great End – 2,985 ft
  4. Ill Crag – 3,067 ft
  5. Broad Crag – 3,064 ft
  6. Scafell Pike – 3,208 ft
  7. Lingmell – 2,647 ft
  8. Great Gable – 2,949 ft
  9. Green Gable – 2,627 ft
  10. Base Brown – 1,938 ft

The views we will encounter today are simply breathtaking. From Green Gable, we make our descent via Aaron Slack path to Styhead Tarn and descent to Seathwaite.

After completing all 10 Peaks, our transfer will be waiting to take us to our accommodation for a well-deserved rest, celebratory dinner and drink.

Trekking distance – approx. 20km

Target time – 12 hours 

Day 3

We depart after breakfast for our onward journeys home. 

This itinerary may alter due to local conditions, the strength of the group and other unexpected circumstances. We will do our very best to adhere to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last-minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, our mountain leader/s will have the final say. Itinerary is correct at time of printing and strictly subject to change.

Key Info

When

Friday 20 September to Sunday 22 September 2024

Where

Lake District

Cost

Registration fee: £95 Minimum sponsorship applies

Sign up for the Lakes 10 trek