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Lake District Mountain Trial

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Sunday 10th September 2017

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Entries Open
Saturday 1st April 2017 at 09:00
Entries Close
Monday 28th August 2017
Classic; Medium; Short
Entries so Far
246 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £18.50   
Event Administrator - David Rosen

The Lake District Mountain Trial is a severe test of fellrunners’ mountaineering ability and stamina in the safe and fast traverse of difficult and often dangerous terrain where navigational skills and route choice have a direct bearing on each competitor’s safety. Evolving from a race organised by the YHA in 1952, it is run on orienteering principles and is the longest established event of its kind in Great Britain.

Entrants will be vetted for experience. Please give sufficient information with your entry to allow us to judge your experience, especially if you have not competed in the Mountain Trial before.

Classic Trial: Around 18 miles and 7500ft climb (29 km/2300m). Estimated winning time = 4½ hrs. Minimum age for entry: 18yrs

Medium Trial: Around 13 miles and 5000ft climb (21 km/1500m). Estimated winning time = 3½ hrs.  Minimum age for entry: 18yrs

Short Trial: Around 9 miles and 3500ft climb (15 km/1100m). Estimated winning time = 3 hrs.  Pairs option again this year.  Minimum age for entry: 18yrs solos, 14 in a pair with a parent or legal guardian 

Pre-entry fee: £18.50

Hot food, map and dibber hire included. £1.50 discount for using own SI card.

Interval starts from 8.30 a.m
Venue: Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere CA13 9XA
Grid ref: NY194149
Minimum age: 18

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