RAB Helvellyn Sky Ultra

20 July 2024
Patterdale, Lake District, uk
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mountains race
57 KM
1 day
200 Runners
Alternate Distances: 
29 KM
   
15 KM
Difficulty:    Expert
ENTRY FEE:    130 gbp

If you’re looking for a serious challenge, then this is it.  Inspired by the great ultra-distance Sky Races of Europe, the RAB Helvellyn Sky Ultra is one of the most technically demanding marked races in the Lake District.  

With 57km of Lake District paths, trails and rock and 3700m of ascent, the route will test your mountain skills endurance level to the limit over the wonderful terrain.  But stamina alone won’t get you to the finish line.  You’ll need a good head for heights, nerves of steel if you’re going to take on five of the most amazing ridge lines in the Lake District – Lower Man to Helvellyn, the awesome Swirral and Striding Edges, Cofa Pike and the ascent from Haweswater to High Street. 

Early bird pricing available to January 2024 and March 2024

Event Organiser

Charles Sproson

Event Organiser

Charlie Sproston

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