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Guided Full Moon Run around the Helvellyn Edges - Winter Conditions - 21st Jan 2019

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Monday 21st January 2019

Bookings Open
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Bookings Close
Friday 18th January 2019
Booking Fees
Booking Fee   £30.00   
Course Organiser - Charles Sproson

Helvellyn and the Edges Night Run - Extreme, technical, magical and ethereal all in one.


Come and join us on a magical and highly technical night run around the Helvellyn Edges and CatstyCam. Striding and Swirral Edge are wonderful in the day, severe in the grips of winter, but combine winter and night and you get something really magical.... assuming the weather doesn't get in the way!

What to Expect
A professionally guided night run around the Edges of Helvellyn. This all depends on the weather and conditions on Striding and Swirral Edges, but if we can't make the loop due to conditions then the back up plan will still excite!

Expect it to be dark, expect us to light up the mountains with Silva Trail Speed 3XT's, expect it to be epic, expect it to be exciting and expect it to be extreme and expect it to feel and be very wintery.

How will it work?

We'll meet in Glenridding at 18:15 at Mountain Run HQ, where we'll have a quick chat, make sure everyone is geared up correctly and then we'll be heading off up Mire's Beck to start Striding Edge by 18:30. You will be guided expertly by our team at Mountain Run. We will be roughly 4 hours, could be less and be back in Glenridding by 22:30, just in-time for the PUB!

Who is it for?

Any runner who has dreamed of spicing their 'running life' up a little and heading out into the mountains to have some extreme fun (safely we hasten to add) around the Edges of Helvellyn.

Trail runners, Ultra runners, Mountain/Fell runners and Sky runners are all welcome. Road runner? No worries, we'll look after you all the same. Don't forget, we're all in one happy family.

**You will need to have had some experience of running at night, some experience of running over technical terrain and some experience of running in foul weather conditions and some experience of easy winter mountaineering.

[If your unsure, just give us a call before you book]

What's included?

  • Tea, Coffee & Cake
  • Expert guiding service
  • Extreme Terrain
  • High Possibility of Snow on the ground
  • Darkness
  • Fun
  • Drink in the Pub! (at your own cost ;-) )

Guided Run Program

Date: 12th December 2018
Meeting Time: 18:15
Start Time: 18:30

Meeting place: Mountain Run HQ; Ullswater Visitor Centre, Glenridding, CA11 0PD

Route: Set off from Mountain Run HQ, heading out of Glenridding via Mire's Beck. We take the main track to the summit of Birkhouse Moor and then head along the blunt ridge-line to meet up with Striding Edge. We summit Helvellyn and then bear left and descend Swirral Edge taking in CatstyCam on route. Depending on the group and weather conditions we will descend either the NE or NW side of CatstyCam and take the main track back into Glenridding, keeping to the technical trails until we reach Glenridding once again.

Bad Weather Route: Set off from Mountain Run HQ heading out of Glenridding and up the valley to the Helvellyn YHA. From here we take the zig-zag's above to Sticks Pass via epic trails. We then summit Raise and over the top, descending back into the Glenridding Valley via the zig-zag path between Whiteside and Raise, then back down the valley taking the Southerly side and technical trails back into Glenridding.

What equipment to bring
Please bring the following and make sure you have everything, although we have some spare kit, we don't have everything:

  • Full waterproof cover (Jacket and Pants), these must be taped seems, please call to discuss if your not sure. [Winter weight, not your thinnest 'race proofs']
  • 1 spare warm top, not cotton please. Wool or synthetic will be fine
  • Primaloft or similar type of jacket/smock [primaloft trousers are advisable to carry as well]
  • Full length running tights - Autumn/Winter weight
  • Fell or Mountain Running Shoes - with good grip [not old and worn].
  • Survival Bag - we advise a Blizzard Survival Bag
  • Whistle
  • Sealskin/Neoprene socks will be a bonus in cold/wet weather.
  • 2 x Hat & Gloves
  • Race Pack/Vest to carry it all in
  • Hill food & water [small hot flask advisable].

** Please bring your own micro-spokes or flexible running crampons, axes and helmets.

**Let is know if you don't own this kit, we will have some available to hire.

Meet your Night Run Guide

Charlie Sproson: Your Night Running Guide.
Charlie is the main man behind Mountain Run, as well as being the Race Director of Lakes Sky Ultra & Scafell Sky Race.
See our About Us page to find out more.

Accommodation: We recommend the following great hotels right in the centre of Glenridding

Glenridding Hotel
Inn on the Lake 

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