Ben Nevis, standing at 1344 meters above sea level, is the highest point in the British Isles. It is estimated that 100 000 people reach the summit each year, the vast majority by the track from Glen Nevis. The North side of the mountain has the longest Rock climbs in the UK. Contact us if you would like us to guide your group up this magnificent mountain.
The summit can be snow-covered at nearly any point of the year. Any ascent when there is still snow cover may well require winter equipment and skills.
Scafell 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!
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and the highest mountain in the British Isles outside of Scotland. As such it is probably our most popular day out. Each year we take many school groups, scout groups and guide groups up this mountain. There are a number of ways to get to the top of Snowdon to choose from depending on the objectives of the group in question, the most popular are listed below.
Region: The Peak District
The Challenge: To complete the circular Edale Skyline route in 12 hours.
Distance: 20 miles
Of all the challenges on our webiste the Edale Skyline is the shortest (at 20 miles !!), involves the least vertical ascent, and is the most straight forward in terms of terrain. Ideal for some as a first-time choice, it must still be considered as a challenge in a very real sense of the word.
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.
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.
Lupine Adventure Co-op run two types of Welsh 3000ers events, the 24 hour challenge and the infinitely more sensible 3 day event.
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. The 23 miles in 12 hours is achievable for most but is by no means a push over. This is an absolute classic mountain challenge.
You can take part in this challenge with a team of friends or collegues on a date that suits you . We can also put on large multi-team events for bigger work places and charities.
Book on a Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
If you have a team through your work or other social group we can run this event just for you by either accompanying your teams around the route or by simply meeting them at check points along the way. Groups of under 18's (school groups for example) will need to be accompanied by us on this event.
The popularity of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks route causes a certain amount of disruption to the residents of Horton-in-Ribblesdale and environmental damage to the route itself. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and Horton-in-Ribblesdale Parish Council have drawn up a Three Peaks Code of Conduct that should be followed. Lupine Adventure Co-op are a corporate friend of the 3 peaks and everyone taking part in a Lupine Adventure run event will receive a Yorkshire 3 Peaks medal bought as a fundraiser from the park authority to help contribute to path upkeep (but don't tell your participants as it is often a nice surprise)