FRA Members: £7
What a monster! This one definitely takes you for a big day out into the wild western Lakes. 13 miles and a Simon Booth course record considerably longer than that of Borrowdale gives you some indication of what lies in store!
The route is packed with variety and includes much ground new to fell racing. After an eyeballs-out ascent of The Band to Bowfell, the route makes a high-level summit-hopping circuit of Upper Eskdale, including the two highest peaks in the Lakes: Scafell Pike and Scafell. There follows a crossing of what feels like Middle Earth, forging a path from Slight Side to Blisco fast running over the trackless reaches south of Great Moss. On a clear day it’s magic, but if the clags in then the map will definitely need to be out. The final descent from Blisco is notably steep if you choose to take it head-on.
Please note that Ambleside AC do not allow the use of certain GPS functions for navigation in their races, in line with FRA rules. Before you enter, please read our rationale and details of the rules here.
If you are at all unsure of your ability to complete the course safely, you should gain more experience and come back another year. Previous experience of similar races will be asked for as part of the entry process.
*Please bring a mug for your cup of tea afterwards*
Date & time: Sat 26th June at 11:00
Region: Lake District
Distance: 21km / 13m
Climb: 2130m / 6988ft
Venue: Stool End Farm, Great Langdale, LA22 9JY
Grid ref: 276057
Skills & experience: ER, LK, NS
Minimum age: 18
This event offers the option to purchase Refund Protect. Participants can choose to cover their inability to attend with Refund Protect.