Climbing Scafell Pike


everyone smilingScafell Pike is England’s highest peak at 978 metres above sea level. Ascending it is a popular walking challenge.


Region: The Lake District (Cumbria)

The Challenge: To reach the top of Scafell Pike (and get back down!)

Distance: 10 km from the Wasdale Head start point. Other starting points are available.

Price: From £22 per head 


Climbing Scafell Pike is a popular day out both for is superb views and the lure of becoming the highest person on English soil!


Our usual route starts and finishes at Wasdale Head which is home to a car park as well as a pub. After meeting our guides for a safety briefing here it usually takes approximately 6 hours for a reasonably fit group to climb the mountain and arrive back at Wasdale Head. 

The price will vary depending upon the size of the group and the number of guides employed. One guide will cost £236 and can lead a group of up to 11 people. Some groups may choose to employ a second leader which will increase their chances of being able to continue to the summit in the event of a group member having to drop out on the ascent.


Price includes: 

  • Fully qualified guides to lead you on the route and to be on hand to deal with any incident
  • Safety briefing
  • Use of equipment from our stores (including boots, waterproofs and rucksacks)
  • Advice on what kit you will need and how to prepare for this challenge 


Packed lunches can be provided at the cost of £5 per head. Please let us know if you wish these to be suitable for specific diets for example vegetarian, vegan, halal, kosher, etc.


Please contact us to arrange a quote.