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Challenge yourself to take on Scafell Pike in the Lake District...

£115pp
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  • Duration

    2 Nights
  • Accommodation

    Hostel
  • Food

    Some provided. Details below
  • Difficulty Level

    3 Three
Join Jo Milne in the Lake District for one fantastic fundraising weekend, as Jo and friends take on Scafell Pike.

A YouTube video capturing a sobbing Jo Milne, as her cochlear implants were switched on, became one of the world’s most watched internet videos of 2014. This catapulted Jo into the public eye and has since been on an incredible journey of sound, all the while knowing her world is getting darker by the day as Jo has Usher Syndrome, which is the leading cause of becoming deafblind.

She is raising funds in the hope of working with leading scientists across the world to cure this cruel condition. 

Jo is a best selling author in the UK and Japan and features in many award winning documentaries and uses her high-profile status to raise awareness and carry out humanitarian work to improve the lives of many deaf and deaf blind children.

Date and Price:

Friday 5th April – Sunday 7th April 

Price is just £115pp, plus Jo kindly asks you to fundraise a minimum of £100. 

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Itinerary

Friday

You’re welcome to arrive at the hostel from 5pm, where your Large Outdoors host will be there to meet you and get you settled in. You may want a quick wander around the local area to begin to settle into the peaceful surroundings, or just relax in the lounge with a tea or a glass of wine!

We wil then tuck into a welcome evening meal, the perfect chance to meet your fellow challengers.

A guided walking weekend exploring Scafell Pike and Blencathra in the Lake District

Saturday

Today is the day we head to the roof of the Lake District…

The total ascent for the day is just under 1000m and the walk will take us around 7 hours. The paths are mostly clear but they are rocky, and there are a few rocky steps where you’ll want to use your hands. Our Mountain Leaders will help you across all these tricky bits. Don’t worry though, there’s no climbing!

After we triumphantly summit Scafell pike there will be plenty of time for photos before we begin our descent.

Once we’re back at the hostel it’s time to celebrate, your welcome to bring along and drinks you may wish to drink. The Large Outdoors hosts will then serve up a well deserved dinner. You’ll be reliving the day’s adventures and reminiscing about the time you’ve spent on the roof of England!

Sunday

All to soon its time to say our farewells.

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Good to know:

We will be staying on the outskirts of Keswick in the Lake District.

What’s Included: 

  • Two nights hostel style accommodation
  • Guided day walk to the summit of Scafell Pike
  • Coach transfer from hostel to the start of the walk
  • Friday & Saturday night evening meals, breakfasts and a packed lunch for Saturday’s walk
Public Transport: 

We will be offering a free collection from Penrith Train station at 5pm. This will need to be booked via the Large Outdoors office.

Additional Support:  

Jo and the team at Large Outdoors want this challenge to be as inclusive as possible. If you have any concerns or would like to speak to the team about any additional support needs you may have, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Registered Assistance dogs are of course more than welcome on this trip, please just let the office know in advance.

Useful Links:

Kit lists – You can view our kit lists here…

For important information on what’s included with our standard trips, such as what food we supply, arrival times and answer to our most commonly asked questions please visit out our FAQ’s page 

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Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House,
Borrowdale,
Keswick,
CA12 5UR
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What our members have to say...

  • Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!
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    Claire
    Member Since 2016
  • My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocome
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    Vanessa
    Member Since 2018
  • “I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.
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    Elizabeth
    Member Since 2016
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