The route follows a similar anti - clockwise loop as the full course incorporating eight of the Lake District’s most iconic peaks. The course misses out Pillar, Scafell Pike and Blencathra making this more achievable for a lot of people. Having said that, this is still an incredibly tough challenge and one that deserves to be treated with respect. This is the perfect course for those who aren't quite ready for the long course but are experienced in the mountains and confident navigators.
The peaks need to be visited on foot in the following order:
Leg 1 – Keswick to Honister – 13km (of which 5km is on tarmac) with 800m of ascent
1 – Cat Bells – 451m
2 – High Spy – 653m
Leg 2 – Honister to Thirlmere – 21km with 1500m of ascent
3 – Great Gable – 899m
4 – Esk Pike– 892m
5 – Rossett Pike – 651m
6 – High Raise – 762m
Leg 3– Thirlmere to Threlkeld – 18km with 1200m of ascent
9 – Helvellyn – 950m
10 – Clough Head – 726m
Leg 4 – Threlkeld to Keswick – 7km
Run along newly resurfaced railway line into Keswick
Participants will need to navigate their own way from peak to peak on foot and feel confident doing so night or day.