Sponsored Events and Mountain Challenges
Lupine are proud to have helped numerous teams raise money for charity through sponsored events in the mountains. As a not-for-profit social enterprise with an involvement in social and environmental issues, we feel we are the natural choice for any fundraisers needing to hire Mountain Leaders.
We in the UK are spoiled for choice when it comes to mountain challenges. There is so much variety, both in the nature of the route, and in the location, that it is always possible to find the right one for you.
We at Lupine love mountain challenges, seeing them not so much as gruelling tests of endurance (though some of them certainly can be that), but more as great ways to take in some of the best that the mountains have to offer. Whether you aim is to raise money for charity, a team-building exercise with a difference, or purely the satisfaction gained from completing one of these challenges, then Lupine can provide the support you need to succeed.
There are numerous challenges you could choose to do. Here are listed just a few of our favourites. If you don’t see the one you want here then get in touch – we can help out with almost any challenge you can come up with!
Please note that we have decided to discontinue offering the National 3 Peaks (Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike in 24 hours). This is due to the increasing problems it is causing for the mountain environment, and the surrounding communities.
The Welsh 3000s (aka The 15 Peaks Challenge)
Region: Snowdonia (North Wales)
The Challenge: To climb every 3000ft peak in Wales in 24 hours. (We also run this as a 3-day event)
Distance: 48km (30 miles)
Price: From £139 per person
The Welsh 3000's challenge, also known as 'The 15 peaks' or '14 peaks challenge', follows a route across Snowdonia taking in every mountain peak of 3000 feet or more in height. This is a long and hard route, in total you will ascend nearly 4000 m (13,000ft) in vertical height, but also a very beautiful and rewarding one. The varied nature of the terrain all adds to the interest; you will encounter not just good paths and grassy slopes but also knife-edge ridges and rocky scrambles as you progress.
Region: Yorkshire Dales
The Challenge: To complete the circular walk of the Yorkshire 3 peaks (Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough) in 12 hours.
Distance: 38km (23miles)
The Yorkshire 3 Peaks is set in some of the best scenery the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. It is our most popular challenge, partly perhaps because for some it easier to get to and more 'achievable' than many of the other challenges (it is a 12 hour rather than 24 hour challenge), but also no doubt because of its quality and well-deserved status as a classic.
We can run this event by either accompanying your team around the route or by simply giving each team a couple of maps and compasses and meeting them at checkpoints along the way.
Region: The Lake District (Cumbria)
The Challenge: To complete the circular route of all four 3000ft peaks in the Lake District (Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Scafell and Scafell Pike) in 24 hours
Distance: 45 miles
This route features less in the way of difficult rocky ground than it's Welsh cousin (though it has its share), but more than makes up for this with it's extra 15 miles of ground covered and is generally considered the harder challenge. Only the exceptionally fast can expect to complete it in daylight hours, most of us must expect several hours of walking in darkness, something that only adds to its epic feel and the resulting sense of satisfaction.