St Catherine’s Hospice Launches The 5 Peaks Challenge

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If you are an adventure lover who enjoys breath-taking landscapes and being part of an inspiring team, then St Catherine’s Hospice 5 Peaks Challenge is for you!

The local hospice is delighted to launch their very first UK trek, which will take place in the Lake District next summer.

Running from Friday 21 June to Sunday 23 June 2019, trekkers will tackle five of the Lake Districts most demanding mountain peaks, including the highest – Scafell Pike. The setting for the trek will offer trekkers a unique opportunity to take in the Lake District’s stunning views while challenging themselves to an experience like no other.

Intrepid trekkers will spend Saturday completing the challenge. The route begins by heading across the moorland towards the first peak of the day: Allen Crags. After a short pit stop, the next challenge, Great End, beckons. Next it is on to the highlight of the day, the craggy peak of Scafell itself. Finally, the return route will take trekkers over the iconic peaks of Esk Pike and Bowfell before descending back down into the Langdale valley. In the evening, trekkers will celebrate with a meal and certificate presentation.

The rest of the time will be an opportunity for preparation and much needed rest and recuperation, as well as a chance to get to know fellow trekkers. Accommodation will be at the Hawkshead YHA, where guests will have the opportunity to stay in a range of exciting accommodation including tipis, camping pods, and cabins.

On the Sunday afternoon, challengers can either head home or take part in an activity, on or close to Lake Windermere – the largest lake in the UK.

This unique trip is the perfect chance to tick something off your bucket list and make new friends, while raising money to help local terminally ill people, and their families, when life comes full circle. Your £750 in sponsorship, which includes a non-refundable deposit of £50, will ensure that St Catherine’s is able to reach the two in three people that they are currently unable to support at the end of their life.

Throughout this experience, St Catherine’s will be with you every step of the way to support you with your fundraising and training, and will host regular events before your trip so you can meet and get to know other trekkers.

Michaela Clements, Events Fundraiser at St Catherine’s said: “We’re thrilled to launch our first UK trek. It’s the perfect opportunity for anyone who is looking for a challenge a little closer to home, to join us in a breathtaking region of the UK. We can currently only care for one in three local people, but with your help we can reach everyone who needs us. I can’t wait to create an ultimate trekking team for St Catherine’s!”

Ready to take on the challenge? To find out more or to sign up, please contact Michaela Clements on 01293 583063 or email: events@stch.org.uk.