As well as completing these ridges, we also aim to help improve your scrambling skills and give you the confidence to go out and try small grade 1 routes by yourself.
The first day you will meet your guide/ guides dependant on numbers and the rest of the group in the beautiful village of Glenridding by Ulswater with the aim of the day is to scramble to the summit of Helvellyn via Striding Edge and returning via the path down towards Patterdale or If the group if confident then we can return via the equal great but short scramble of Swirral Edge back to Glenridding. Striding Edge is an incredible knife edge arete which involves some really interesting scrambling, and many more photo opportunities. Our aim woukd be to get you across safely . Helvellyn is reached after Striding Edge, where on a good day you get to enjoy an amazing panorama of the entire Lake District with even more chances to take some fantastic photos. This day lasts ...in the region of 6-8 hours. we always move at the slowest person so we dont feel rushed. we are a team and the group needs to stay together.
is centred around Scales village and the beautiful iconic mountain of Blencathra. The day will start up the underated Halls fell ridge, but we feel its the best way to go up. An hour or so of uphill brings us to some excellent scambling on small buttresses. of Halls Fell Ridge as you finish the ridge right on the top of Blencathra and you must go round the little circle to complete the tradition of summiting. A short descent to Scales Tarn where we can sit relax and enjoy our lunch, its the most tranquil and peaceful tarn in the lake district national park. The Afternoon will have the group ready for the main event - Sharp Edge. Sharp Edge (Formerly Razor Edge) is as you'd expect - Sharp! With some cautious scrambling we make our way across Sharp Edge and up the exit ramp to bring the scrambling for the weekend to a close. We have multiple descent routes off of Blencathra, which include Doddick Fell and Blease Fell. Unfortunately due to the rock type of Blencathra, traversing Sharp Edge in the wet is not an option. Should it be wet (and we can't swap the days to get better weather) we will offer an alternative route). for your safety the Guides will make the decision for you to make sure you are safe. There are many accidents on these scrambles and we aim to make them fun and safe but to help you gain the skills and confidence to go out and enjyo scrambling. Then its onto Crib Goch or the Carn Mor Dearg Arete onto Ben Nevis!
This event is an 'Open Event' Over 16s unless accompanied by an adult who will be legal guardian and there are a maximum of 16 ( 8 people per each guide ) places available. You will be accompanied by one fully qualified and first aid trained leader per 8 people group.
Please note this is for the days event. You will need to supply your own accomodation and food for both days. Each day will finish with a debrief in one of the many but fantastic public inns.