At 868m/2848ft Blencathra, or Saddleback, offers superb views of the Northern Lakes. Reaching the summit via Sharp Edge (Grade 1) offers an exhilarating experience - traversing a knife edge ridge with nothing but air beneath your feet. Once over the top, the descent via Hallsfell Ridge (Grade 1) completes an exciting, challenging round of one of Lakeland's most iconic fells.
The classic Lake District Scramble! This round takes in two straightforward grade 1 scrambles, on the way to and from the summit of Helvellyn (950m/3117 ft - England's 3rd highest mountain). Never too difficult, but always exciting this classic route is achievable for anyone who's steady on their feet, with a reasonable level of fitness and a good head for heights.
Easily accessible from Glennridding and Patterdale in the North Lakes, and Ambleside, Grasmere and Kendal in the South.
Probably the best mountain day in England!
At grade 3, Pinnacle Ridge sits at the top end of difficulty for a mountain scramble, and is much closer in nature to rock climbing than hill walking. We will almost certainly use a rope and harnesses on this scramble. A genuine mountaineering route, alpine in nature, Pinnacle Ridge provides an enthralling day out, and an ideal introduction to grade 3 scrambling.
Guided Mountain, Hill and Fell walking, and mountain skills training courses in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales