UTMB Points: 10Peaks™ The Lakes (long course) 2017 carried 4 qualifying points for UTMB events.
The 10Peaks™ course takes in the 10 highest peaks in the Lake District. A simple idea but one which is incredibly difficult to achieve!
The route will take you over dramatic rocky crags, across open moorland and through low lying bogs following a clockwise loop bagging the peaks in the following order:
- Helvellyn, 951 m (3,118 ft)
- Bowfell, 902 m (2,960 ft)
- Great End, 910 m (2,986 ft)
- Ill Crag, 935 m (3,068 ft)
- Broad Crag, 934 m (3,064)
- Scafell Pike, 978 m (3,210 ft)
- Scafell, 965 m (3,162 ft)
- Pillar, 892 m (2,926 ft)
- Great Gable, 899 m (2,949 ft)
- Skiddaw, 931 m (3,054 ft)
Participants will need to navigate their own way from peak to peak on foot and feel confident doing so night or day.
2017 CHANGES TO PREVIOUS YEARS’ ROUTE
Pillar and Great Gable Route
In previous years, it was possible to choose which order Pillar and Great Gable were taken in. However, for 2017 onwards the sequence of these summits is fixed, and they must be completed Pillar first, followed by Great Gable with a recommended route via Wasdale, and Black Sail Pass. Please note that we are unable to collect retiring participants from Wasdale; you will need to organise your own transport back to Keswick if you abandon the race at this location.
Scafell Pike to Scafell Route
The only permissible route between Scafell Pike and Scafell is via Mickledore and Foxes Tarn. To be clear Broad Stand, West Wall Traverse and Lord’s Rake are strictly out of bounds and any participants entering this area, which is clearly marked as Out of Bounds on the map, will be disqualified from the event.
High Raise and Esk Pike
High Rise and Esk Pike are checkpoints for the Short Course only. Be aware that the recommended Long Course route passes these checkpoints. There are no bonus points for also dibbing in at these locations for Long Course participants!