Lakeland Five Passes Ultra

  • Saturday 15th June 2019
  • 32 miles and 10,000ft of ascent
  • Enter from £35

The Lakeland Five Passes Ultra is 32miles and includes 10,000 feet of vertical elevation with no rest as it ascends peak after peak & pass after pass.

 

A brand new route for 2018, it has a cut-off of 14hours which requires an average pace of under 2.5mph but this is no easy task so you should have a high level of fitness and ideally would have completed an ultra or mountain event previously.

 

Starting in the beautiful Lakeland village of Grasmere it climbs steadily before the sharp ascent to the summit of Loughrigg signals this events intentions. After passing through Ambleside & by Stock Ghyll Waterfalls the steep climb up Wansfell is followed by the fast descent down Nanny Lane into Troutbeck. Garburn Pass is the first of the five passes, then once through Kentmere the never ending slog up Gatescarth Pass is awaiting, but once at the top there is no respite as the summit of Harter Fell is final destination and high point of the race. Crossing Nan Bield Pass to summit Thorneythwaite Beacon, the scree descent to Thresthwaite Mouth and the technical scramble up Stoney Cove Pike follow before a long descent to St Ravens Crag & Kirkstone Pass the penultimate pass of the five. One final tough ascent to the summit of Red Screes before taking Scandale Pass down before finally picking up the Coffin Route past Rydal to the finish back at Grasmere.

 

We will provide our usual volume and variety of food, both sweet & savoury, at check points with a cooked hot meal at the finish and bespoke medal for all finishers. 

 

As with all our events, this is a self navigated route ans some navigation skills (or a recce in advance) are required. We will however be marking the route over the tops from the top of Gatescarth Pass to Kirkstone Pass.

 

Walkers start at 7:30am and runners an hour later at 8:30am, there will be cut-offs in place along the route & these will be strictly enforced to avoid participants being out in the dark. A mandatory kit list of full body waterproofs, map, compass, whistle, survival blanket, basic first aid kit, water & 500kcal food is in place. Spot checks will be carried out on random participants, if you fail these you will NOT be allowed to take part in the event.

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Calendar

Date Event
February 15th 2020 Silverdale Circuit
April 29th 2019

Derwentwater Dawdle

June 15th 2019 Lakeland Five Passes Ultra

September 28th 2019

Lakeland Four Passes

 

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