HIGHLANDER Lake District

Date

Jul 05 - 09 2023
Lake District

HIGHLANDER Lake District

ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME

The ultimate hiking experience with stunning nature, to create that primordial feeling of freedom and provide you with an Adventure of a Lifetime.

HIGHLANDER is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. This unique hiking journey allows reconnecting with oneself and sets participants a challenge and opportunity for new friendships. Since HIGHLANDER is not a race and there are no winners or losers, participants — even perfect strangers — cheer each other on.

You can cheer for others even before starting the journey. Since we believe mountains and time spent in nature contribute immensely to a person’s physical and mental well-being, you can donate to our partner charity organisation – Mind over Mountains- by becoming a HIGHLANDER. A mental health charity, taking care of those with the most challenging lives through therapeutic outdoor experiences across England.

England’s largest National Park and a World Heritage Site, the English Lake District, is the ideal place to experience nature from a different angle, using all five senses. The event provides you with all the necessary logistics and an unforgettable hiking route. You’ll see everything – from Scafell Pike – its highest mountain, to Wastwater – its deepest lake. At some points, the trail will call on your athletic skill, but if you prepare well and tap into the HIGHLANDER spirit, you can tame it.

HIGHLANDER Lake District, UK offers two different formats:

HIGHLANDER is a self-supported event that includes remote and exposed locations in the Lake District mountains therefore in parts it can be challenging. Although HIGHLANDER will provide logistical support, you still need to take care of your welfare and know how to navigate during your HIGHLANDER adventure. For this reason, we recommend getting some walking experience in the mountains and learning basic navigation skills before coming to the event and becoming a HIGHLANDER. Each leg will vary in length, but most will take between 5-12 hours, so a good level of fitness and HIGHLANDER spirit will go a long way.

Although the two formats vary in length, they all share something special; an interesting program of activities, from music to yoga, and various workshops in which you can interact with others and immerse yourself in the Adventure of a Lifetime.

You will find a place of peace and serenity, but HIGHLANDER will also challenge your body & mind. Only by getting out of your comfort zone will you give yourself a chance to grow. You will get tired, but you will develop toughness. You will be scared, but you will learn to become courageous. You may get lost, but you will find yourself.

It’s hard to describe what you’ll experience, so register and experience it yourself – become a HIGHLANDER!

1. When is the event?

The HIGHLANDER Lake District, UK event is from July 5 – 9, 2023. Please note the start and finish dates differs according to formats.

  • HIGHLANDER Hercules Lake District, UK is from July 5 – 9, 2023.
  • HIGHLANDER Pegasus Lake District, UK is from July 7 – 9, 2023.

2. What are the distances?

HIGHLANDER Hercules Lake District, UK is a 5-day hiking experience.

HIGHLANDER Pegasus Lake District, UK is a 3-days hiking experience.

3. What is the cutoff time?

HIGHLANDER is not a race so take your time to live the adventure right to the finish on July 9, 2023.

4. How do I enter?

To enter the event, complete the registration form on the event website and submit using the REGISTER NOW button. Payments are made online only using a debit or credit card. Capacity is limited, make sure you don’t miss your slot and register now for the Adventure of a Lifetime!

5. How can I register with a Team?

You can register as a team using Team registration 3+1:

  • 3+1 means that the team of 4 is registered – 3 registrations are purchased and 1 is complimentary.
  • Choose a member in your team that will make the purchase of the whole team. This person should register as a Team Captain. During the purchase he/she is asked to name the team and make a password.
  • He/she shares the name and the password with other 3 people in his/her team, that register as Team Members.
  • Team Members register with a price of €0 but need Team’s name and password in order to register.
  • The maximum in 3+1 is 4 people. There can be less, but not more. In case of fewer people, the group is not entitled to the price deduction.

6. How much is the entry fee?

Bellow you can find the Individual entry fees for each format. All prices have a + 5% Active.com platform fee.

More detailed information about the prices and Payment options can be found here.

HIGHLANDER Hercules Lake District, UK

  • Individual – Super Early Bird: £319.00 GBP
  • Individual – Early Bird: £339.00 GBP
  • Individual – Regular: £379.00 GBP
  • Individual – Last Call: £409.00 GBP
  • Team – Regular: £1139 GBP
  • Team – Last Call: £1229 GBP
  • More information here.

HIGHLANDER Pegasus Lake District, UK

  • Super Early Bird: £199.00 GBP
  • Early Bird: £219.00 GBP
  • Regular: £249.00 GBP
  • Last Call: £269.00 GBP
  • Team – Regular: £749 GBP
  • Team – Last Call: £809 GBP
  • More information here.

7. What is included in my entry fee?

  • Mountain Safety Team
  • 3 meals per day
  • HIGHLANDER ID – detailed itinerary showing checkpoint (with dedicated checkpoint stamp areas)
  • HIGHLANDER Maps – NOTE: less detailed maps of the route (in addition we strongly suggest a more detailed map: OS Landranger 90 or Harvey Lake District)
  • HIGHLANDER Map Cover – waterproof cases
  • Hiker tag, Luggage tag and other Kit items
  • HIGHLANDER Pin
  • HIGHLANDER Patch
  • HIGHLANDER Certificate
  • Educational and leisure activities
  • Infrastructure provided at the start, finish, checkpoints, and along the route
  • Transportation before the event: from Park Foot Holiday Park, Pooley bridge to the start of HIGHLANDER Pegasus Lake District, UK format – Stool End Farm, Langdale

8. I have not received the confirmation e-mail – where can I find it?

The confirmation email is automatically sent after submitting payment. Check your inbox and spam folders, and if confirmation is not found, please contact uk@highlanderadventure.com.

9. How do I change my personal details (address, e-mail…)?

If this is your first time registering for an event on the Active.com platform, you will create an Active profile. Here you will have access to all registered events, and you can edit some of your personal details.

  • Log in to https://myevents.active.com.
  • Scroll through the list of registered events
  • Choose “Edit Registration Information”
  • Make changes to custom questions etc.
  • Save changes

If you need to change other information (such as an email address), please contact uk@highlanderadventure.com.

10. Is there a minimum age to participate?

Minors at the event are permitted only age 13 – 18 and always with a parent/guardian. Minors up to 13 years old, unfortunately, cannot attend the event. To register a minor, please download the document attached below, fill in the document with the necessary information and save it as a PDF. Once you complete the registration and the payment for a parent/guardian and a minor, please, contact the organizer at uk@highlanderadventure.com to send the PDF file and get further instructions.

Consents for Minor to participate:

11. What is the venue address?

The venue address is Park Foot Holiday Park, Pooley bridge. Participants of HIGHLANDER (50 km) will be transferred to the start points by shuttle.

12. What do I need to do during the event week?

On the week of the event, you will need to do an On-site registration where you will pick up your Participant Kit.

13. What is the onsite registration procedure?

All participants must register in person at the event before the start to collect the Participant’s Kit and food. We do not send out the Participant’s Kit by mail. You will also receive an email with On-site Registration information one week before the event.

14. Can someone else register for me?

No, all participants must come to Registration in person during open hours for the On-site Registration and to personally sign the event waiver.

15. What nutrition is available during the event?

All information regarding food provided by the organiser is sent to participants the week of the event. You can read more about food & drink here.

16. What type of clothing should I pack?

Temperatures in the Lake District National Park in late June are expected to be between 10°C and 19°C although they can also be up to 26°C. However please note, that the higher the altitude, the lower the temperatures and the stronger the winds. Since weather is extremely varied, to be safe, we recommend you prepare for all types of weather as well as you can, and pack all the mandatory kit along with warm clothing.

17. How difficult is it to stay on the trail?

Most hiking trails in the Lake District National Park are well-marked, but some short sections of the route have some less-traveled paths where you need to stay more aware of your bearings and some self-navigation is needed. For that, we strongly suggest having an OS Landranger 90 or Harvey Lake District map. It is important to follow markers and official hiking trails. Always keep a map on hand and follow the signposts to stay on course and arrive safely at your destination.

18. What weather conditions should I expect?

The weather in the Lake District National Park can be extremely varied. We could experience temperatures of up to 26°C in June, however, it is more likely to expect 10°C-19°C. Please also remember that the wind in the mountains can be two to three times stronger than at sea level and the temperature will drop 2°C every 300 m climbed. This means in June we could easily expect 45 mph winds and 4°C on the summit, creating wind chills that could be below zero. You must be prepared for these conditions and pack all the mandatory kit and warm clothing.

19. Can I bring my dog? 

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at this particular HIGHLANDER event.

20. Can I sleep in mountain lodges or huts? 

No. Sleeping is only permitted in tents and in sleeping bags which are required HIGHLANDER gear for all participants. Mountain lodges and huts have limited space and could not accommodate all HIGHLANDER participants. Sleeping in a tent is a special experience and one of the best parts of a true hiking adventure.

21. I have never hiked, but I feel physically ready. Can I register? 

Of course! HIGHLANDER is not for professional hikers and mountaineers only. It welcomes nature lovers hungry for activity and adventure. HIGHLANDER is very safe but can be challenging. So preparations and at least some hiking experience are required. We suggest starting a training plan in the months before the event.

22. How can I best prepare for HIGHLANDER Lake District? 

All participants should be physically prepared to tackle the route smoothly. We recommend 100-200 km of light hiking in the months before HIGHLANDER to prepare for the trail. Above all, you must be able to carry a heavy backpack (practice with 5-7 kg and increase gradually to 15-17 kg). Make sure you can walk comfortably in your hiking shoes and break them in prior to the event.

Find more information on how to get ready here.

23. Do I need to bring my own food? 

It depends on you and your body. We all have unique eating habits and feel full at different rates. More information about food can be found here.

24. Do I have to stop at each checkpoint? 

You have to collect all checkpoint stamps. Checkpoints are open at specific times. Staff will stamp your HIGHLANDER ID. Outside staff working hours (or similar), you will stamp your own ID.

25. Do I have to set up my tent close to checkpoints? 

Since it is illegal to wild camp in the UK, bivouacking is allowed only inside the designated bivouacking camps.

26. What if I have gear trouble?

Checkpoint staff is trained for such cases. Feel free to consult them with any gear malfunction or similar issues.

27. Will you be providing transportation to the start? 

Yes.

Since the Start of HIGHLANDER Hercules Lake District, UK is the same as the Finish, there is no need for additional transportation. For HIGHLANDER Pegasus Lake District, UK, a bus will take you from the finish line at Park Foot Holiday Park to the start position at the Stool End Farm. Please take into consideration that the transport takes approx. one hour. The transport schedule can be found here.

28. I will be staying in the UK after the event. Will HIGHLANDER provide transportation to my next destination after the event?

No. The Organiser will only provide transportation from the On-site registrations to the HIGHLANDER start position. Any other transportation arrangements are your responsibility.

29. Is there cellular service on the course? 

There is spotty coverage for most of the course. Signal will be unavailable when in valleys on the route but may be available when you get higher on the mountains.

30. Are hiking poles a good idea? 

A great idea!

31. Can I share my gear with other participants? 

Yes. Participants sharing equipment must inform the organising staff at On-site Registrations. Gear that can be shared includes the required tents, gas/gasoline/alcohol stoves, compasses, and first aid kits. Participants sharing the required gear must cross the finish line within a time difference of no more than 30 minutes from the first to the last group member.

32. Will you be designating sleeping areas? 

Designated bivouacking sites are on the Checkpoints for each HIGHLANDER format or in close vicinity, and you are required to camp on these sites.

33. What do I receive when I complete HIGHLANDER? 

If you complete any distance of HIGHLANDER successfully, you will receive a HIGHLANDER Pin, Patch and Certificate.

34. Will HIGHLANDER take place in the event of bad/inclement weather?

Yes.

35. I have a specific diet. Will vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free options be available at checkpoints? 

There is a specific field in the registration form that includes diet preferences. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available at all checkpoints. The gluten-free option, however, will not be available.

36. Transfer/Withdrawal/ Deferral process:

Please find all relevant information here.

37. Who do I contact regarding event photos?

Please contact predrag@highlanderadventure.com for any questions related to photos.

38. Where can I sign up to volunteer?

More info coming soon!

39. Is there a location for Lost & Found items?

During the event week, please speak to staff members about any lost or found items. After the event, please contact uk@highlanderadventure.com.

40. How can I contact the event organizers?

You can contact us via email at uk@highlanderadventure.com.

Date

Jul 05 - 09 2023

Time

All Day

Cost

199 -1299

Location

Lake District
Lake District, Keswick, United Kingdom
HIGHLANDER Adventure

Organizer

HIGHLANDER Adventure
Email
info@highlanderadventure.com
Website
https://highlanderadventure.com/

HIGHLANDER is an ultimate hiking event, also known as an adventure of a lifetime, that takes you on a journey that's over 100 km long. On all HIGHLANDER routes, you can see the most beautiful sceneries, visit some of the most breathtaking and iconic mountains and live like real HIGHLANDER for a few days. What makes HIGHLANDER a truly unique experience is the fact that all participants go through the same HIGHLANDER route, and every single one of them has its own unique experience and story at the end of their adventure of a lifetime

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