The routes are confirmed for Walking With The Wounded’s flagship annual fundraising event in the Lake District – the Cumbrian Challenge – and include a first ever ‘summit-selfie’ station at the highest point.
To celebrate the fifth year of the event on 13 May 207, participants brave enough to take on the Tough and Tougher courses will head for ‘Hel’ and back, summitting Helvellyn, high above Grasmere with stunning views all around the Lake District from its peak at 950m – if the weather is kind once more.
There will be a special surprise awaiting walkers on the summit with a live TV stream to wave to loved ones and colleagues as part of a ‘summit selfie’ station provided by Arqiva, long-standing supporters of Walking With The Wounded.
The Tougher route will plunge down the stunning Swirral Edge into Patterdale before looping back round and up St Sunday Crag, a dramatic climb up to Fairfield and then back down to Grasmere over Great Rigg for tea and medals.
The Tough route will take a more direct route back from Helvellyn but still climb the mighty Fairfield after skirting the beautiful Grisedale Tarn.
This year’s Peak route will take teams up Steel Fell as a fantastic first taste of a Lakeland summit.
Whichever route you chose, your team will have to work together and enjoy a memorable day alongside our inspirational beneficiaries in stunning surrounds.
Each team will also make a real impact as every team signing up supporting a vulnerable veteran back into independence.
- Tougher route – 29km and 2,000m of ascent including the peaks of Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield and Great Rigg.
- Tough route – 23km, 1,500m of ascent including the peaks of Helvellyn, Fairfield and Great Rigg.
- Peak route – 16km, 600m of ascent including the peak of Steel Fell.
The event has grown every year featuring well over 100 teams and has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to support more veterans with mental, physical or social injuries through the charity’s programmes and back into independence and employment.