Scafell Pike

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Scafell Pike summit stands at 3,209ft (978m) above sea level and is the highest point in England. There are a number of popular routes that can be taken up the mountain from different directions and of differing properties.


Scafell stands above the Lake District valley of Wasdale in the North West of England.


We can organise and supervise your bespoke Scafell challenge from May to October. Please not we are keen to avoid running this challenge on Saturday or Sunday dates where ever possible to avoid adding to the high numbers of weekend visitors and adding to transport disturbance in the area, week days are also more enjoyable as less busy on the mountain.

Who is it for?

Hundreds of thousands of walkers visit Scafell Pike each year, many as National Three Peaks Challengers after completing Ben Nevis and before heading to Snowdon, or visa versa. It is never the less challenging with the famously fickle Lake District weather often playing a part in the success or failure of a summit walk.

Will I enjoy it?

Targeting and reaching the summit of an iconic mountain as Scafell Pike undoubtedly can be a hugely satisfying shared achievement for a challenge event. Outstanding views over the surrounding Lakeland Fells and beyond (as far as Blackpool Tower and even Snowdon!) can be seen, weather permitting. Often those walking Scafell Pike as one of their first outdoor challenges are inspired to go on to further outdoor challenges and/or spend time in the mountain environment.


There are a number of commonly used routes that can be taken to reach Scafell summit summit with each deserving respect for their individual demands and challenges. The route most commonly used begins in Wasdale and ascends approaching the summit from the West. A combination of varying surfaces from muddy tracks, man made paths through to the loose stone of the summit plateau are to be negotiated.


The popularity and high number of walkers visiting Scafell Pike could give the impression of a relatively straightforward day out with the over confident possibly being in for a surprise! The terrain, Lakeland weather and mountain environment can be daunting for the unprepared. A good level of fitness and preparation is required to successfully complete the challenge. Different routes have differing areas and angles of incline and navigation can be famously tricky when descending the mountain.

Environmental considerations

Your Mountain Challenge supports the UK National Parks recognition of the positive benefits that can be gained by people joining an organised recreational event and experiencing the outstanding natural beauty of these landscapes. Your Mountain Challenge also appreciates that whilst we are keen to help people enjoy these areas the upmost care should be taken to minimise any negative impact to the environment or disruption to the local communities. As such we will make a donation to Fix The Fells, which will go towards the cost of path maintenance projects on behalf of every individual participating in our events.

We will where possible seek to run events on less busy dates and encourage challenge participants to use local businesses and support the area economically to offset any disturbance. We ask every participant to complete their challenge without leaving any trace on the landscape other than footprints and to also remove at least 1 piece of litter each for responsible disposal.

What we provide

  • Fully qualified, experienced and knowledgeable Mountain Leaders.
  • Group emergency and First Aid kit with qualified First Aiders.
  • Pre-event contact with event coordinator to discuss organisation and bespoke planning options.
  • A choice and advice of possible event route options N.B following assessment of client group size and ability based on information supplied by client.
  • Flexibility and advice on preferred dates, starting time & starting point.
  • Certificate of completion.

What we do not provide

  • Transport to and from start/finish points.
  • Insurance for personal accident, emergency evacuation and health, theft of or damage to personal effects, or cancellation.


Our pricing is simple

  • 1-9 participants: £350 total.
  • 10-16 participants: £350 + £35 per person.
  • 17+ participants: £595 + £30 per person.

We can also supply Event Planning, Advice & Mountain Leaders for unsupported events (no vehicle back up), cater for smaller groups and provide ‘check point only’ events. Please enquire.

Let's do it

If you have decided this is the challenge for you and would like to make a booking or if have more questions before you decide, please get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

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