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The ultimate test of body and mind in England’s glorious Lake District. Think lush green hills, stretching vistas, dramatic weather and sheep. Lots of sheep. Get your fill of fresh air with our exhilarating run and hike adventure.
A scenic, mixed terrain route with plenty of elevation gain and stunning views as the reward!
Outdoor Yoga & More
The IGO Feast
9 – 11 August 2019
Arrive and transfer to camp
Registration, briefing and lunch
Warm up: 10km hike/run into camp
Campfire chilli and bed
Breakfast in camp
The IGO England Challenge: hike/run
Evening celebrations in camp
Breakfast in camp
Transfers to train station
Experiences in Camp
Bushcraft / Survival Course
NB: Some activities will be run on a first come, first served basis
The terrain is a mixture of single track hard roads and well trodden rocky mountain trails. The track on the mountain is winding and narrow in places, with some steep climbs and scenery to make it all worth it.
Max elevation: 968 m
Min elevation: 84 m
Total climbing: 1173 m
Total descent: -1173 m
- Return transfers from Oxenholme train station
- 2 nights accommodation in bell tents (based on 4 sharing) including memory foam mattresses
- Full board. Locally sourced, organic food from Friday lunchtime to Sunday breakfast inclusive
- Wilderness skills and bushcraft workshop
- Event-specific training plan
- Fully signposted & supported route
- Medical and physio support
- Timing tracker (Competitors)
- Walking guide & sweeper as backstop
- Activities in camp
- Traditional music & entertainment
- Celebratory beer at the finish line on Saturday
- Technical t-shirt and welcome pack
- Finishers medal and wristband
- Transport to Oxenholme train station
- Personal equipment inc. sleeping bag and clothing (see kit list for full details)
- Travel insurance specific to location and disciplines (obligatory)
- Drinks at camp bar on Saturday night (cash only)
- IGO England cap - available to purchase at the event
Whether arriving solo or with a group, the IGO tribe is from couch to campfire, competitor to completer and no one is left behind.
Solo travellers will be sharing single gender, 4 person tents. Timing chips for competitors will be available as an add-on at checkout.
Recommended airport: Manchester (transfers NOT provided)
Recommended train station: Oxenholme (transfers provided)
Transfer leaves the station at 11:30am
Transfer returns to the station at 12:00pm
Making your own way? The meeting point for the event is the IGO base camp – Great Langdale at 12:30pm.
NB: We encourage you to be as environmentally friendly as possible with your choice of travel. Please note car parking is limited at the event meeting points. nnTimings broken down: London to Oxenholme by train is c. 2 hrs 45 mins. Oxenholme station to camp is c. 45 mins by road.
Stage 1: Run and hike over 4 mountains, 21 km total distance. With a total elevation gain of 1,253m.
Mountain 1: Bowfell
Mountain 2: Esk Pike
Mountain 3: Broad Crag
Mountain 4: Scafell Pike
NB: All IGO Weekend Challenge routes are designed so that the distance, the elevation gain and the disciplines ensure that the quickest IGOer would finish in around 4 hours and the seasonal hiker pace would finish in around 7- 8 hours.
The accommodation is always comfortable – we aren’t promising “glamping” but there will be carpets on the floor and a mattress to sleep on!
You don’t need to worry about this – there will be support all the way and if you really can’t finish we will get you back to camp safely.
The tents are comfortable bell tents and each one comfortably fits 4 people. Unless you come as a group of 4 and take over one tent, individuals are split up into single-sex tents at random. They are each equipped with a mattress, rug and storm lanterns . The communal areas consist of 2 larger tents for food, yoga and other activities or talks (weather depending) as well as the stand-alone physio and sports massage tent. There will be 1 or more campfires with bales of straw for seats that create the focal point of camp.nnThere are portable toilets a short walk from the main camp area. We position the location of camp to be as wild as possible which makes it difficult to bring showers into camp but we are always near natural washing facilities eg a burn, a loch, a lake, a river.
There are portable toilets a short walk from the main camp area. We position the location of camp to be as wild as possible which makes it difficult to bring showers into camp but we are always near natural washing facilities eg a burn, a loch, a lake, a river.
High. They grow naturally in this part of England!
Everyone has their own Everest, pinpointing the difficulty is hard in itself! Each IGO route is designed to take people between 4-8 hrs. One thing we can guarantee is that there will be some lows and some amazing highs!