NAV4 Lakes in A Day Recce - Helvellyn to Ambleside
Once again, Joe Faulkner and his NAV4 team will be hosting these recce days on behalf of Durty Events.
This is your chance to recce a section of the route in the company of other LiAD participants and with experienced NAV4 tutors / LiAD guides. NAV4 have a long association with the event having hosted the recces for many years and provide mountain safety cover during the event itself. We know the event inside out, taken part ourselves, and know what works and what mistakes people make.
This is the third recce of the series, covering Helvellyn, Fairfield and down to Ambleside. Total distance is around 11 miles with about 6000'feet of ascent. It covers the most of Helvellyn range from Sticks Pass, to Helvellyn, down to the crucial cut-off at Grisedale Hause.
You just need to be efficient rather than fast to make this, which will set you up for a steady ascent of Fairfield. Leaving the Fairfield summit in the right direction (a well known navigation blackspot) and nailing the long steady runnable descent to Ambleside is key to a good second half of LiAD.
We've tweaked the start point this season and will start from Legburthwaite, Thirlmere and access Sticks Pass via the 'Stanah Stairlift'. The reasons for this are threefold. Firstly, the slight reduction in distance and ascent gives us more time to learn more about the section, including this ascent route as an escape route for the event day. It also allows us to make us of the public service bus, another plus on different levels.
The day will include lots of information about the event, suitable clothing gear and shoe choices, what to eat and drink, navigation and route advice, event strategy and training methods.
Transport is provided before each recce from the finish point to the start, in this case the regular '555 bus'. Hence, we'll confirm exact times when 20024 timetables are confirmed but expect to leave Ambleside at 8:00am, with the recce starting around 9am. A 'Final Info' email sent the week before.
Places limited to 15 people.
Other LiAD sessions for 2024:
Recce Three - Sat 20th July - Helvellyn to Ambleside
Skills / Recce Four - Sat 24th Aug - Navigation and Hillskills - Threlkeld and The Dodds.
Recce Five - Sun 25th Aug - Caldbeck to Threlkeld ( a repeat of 11th May)
Skills / Recce Six - Mon 26th Aug - Hallsfell Skills Sessions - half day sessions morning or afternoon
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