Everest in the Lakes

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Looking for your Everest? This bespoke weekend package could be the perfect opportunity for you and a partner to take on the challenge of climbing the elevation of Everest but from the UK’s own Lake District. This tough but rewarding ascent is waiting for you.
Everest in the Lakes
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Fri, 5 Nov 2021
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Seathwaite, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Seathwaite Farm Cottage, Seathwaite, Keswick CA12 5XJ, UK
Start times
Friday, 5 Nov 2021
Everest in the Lakes:
4:00 pm
Event summary
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Everest in the Lakes
Route information
You will be pushed to your limits to reach half the height of Everest over two days. That’s 4424 metres of elevation gain, although you’ll actually be hiking the full height including descent!
You will be accompanied both days by an experienced mountain guide and assistant guide in teams of 8-10 people. These guides along with other experts at Secret Compass have planned the expedition with military precision. You will be hiking for 10-14 hours a day, carrying 5-10kg of gear up and down with you each day and there will be elements of Grade 1 scrambling so though this isn’t actually Mount Everest, this will be no walk in the park.
What's included
  • Fully planned ascent and descent
  • Mountain guide and assistant guide accompanied
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Accommodation
How to get there
Seathwaite Farm Cottage, Seathwaite, Keswick CA12 5XJ, UK
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There is parking at the Bunkhouse accommodation.
Bunkhouse: High House at Seathwaite
This converted stone farmhouse is self-catering accommodation in a picturesque location set in its own grounds. There is car access and parking.
Hotel and B&B Accommodation
It is possible to stay at a hotel or B&B if you would prefer that. You will be responsible for organising this accommodation yourself and meeting your team at the starting point each day.
Possible alternative accommodation include Royal Oak, Barrowdale Hotel, and Yew Tree Farm, Yew Craggs, Langstrath Country Inn and Hazel Bank Country House Hotel. You can find these hotels and B&Bs in the nearby villages.
Event day logistics
Participants will arrive at their accommodation in the afternoon/evening.
Hike all day.
Hike all day.
All participants will make their way home.
Each half of the pair will climb 4424 metres to achieve a combined assent of 8848 meters - the elevation of Mount Everest. You will hike for as long as it takes for you to reach the target set by your guide which is on average 10-14 hours a day.
Breakfast and dinner will be provided each day, but you will be responsible for packing your lunch and snacks each day.
There are local restaurants which serve dinner where you can eat if you prefer. It will be your own responsibility to organise this.
Please note that this will be a physically demanding weekend of climbing and participants should prepare accordingly for;
  • Trekking for 10-14 hours a day
  • Elements of Grade 1 scrambling
  • Carrying 5-10kg of gear
  • Climate ranging from 10 to -5 degrees celsius
Do I have to stay at the Bunkhouse when participating in Everest in the Lakes?
Not at all. Accommodation is provided but that does not mean you have to stay there. There are plenty of options for alternative accommodation in the surrounding villages.
What food do I need to bring to Everest in the Lakes?
You will need to bring your own lunch and snacks. Breakfast and dinner will be provided.
How high will I climb when doing Everest in the Lakes?
4424 metres. As a pair you will climb the height of Mount Everest, 8848.
Is there an upper age limit for Everest in the Lakes?
No. All adults over the age of 18 are able to participate, should they be physically up for the challenge.
Can I use this Everest in the Lakes climb to raise money for charity?
Of course! You will be in charge on fundraising for your climb. The cost of the event is the administration fee and does not go to charity.
Is Everest in the Lakes a team event?
Yes, you will participate as pairs each person doing the 4424m ascent, making a combined 8848m (the height of Mount Everest) in guided groups of 8-10 people. You are also more than welcome to join solo and you will be added into a team.
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