Thursday 26/05/22- Drive up (lift sharing advised). Check-in from 1500.
1900 - For those staying in accommodation we will make fajitas.
Friday 27/05/22- 1000 Mountain Biking at Whinelatter for 3 hours. 1400 Visit Keswick and sort own evening meal.
Saturday 28/05/22- 0900 Climb Scafell Pike. 1800 BBQ at Accommodation
Sunday 29/05/22 - Check-out 1000, Drive back to Norwich
St John’s in the Vales Centre. Cumbria, England CA12 4UB, United Kingdom
Kit List- walking
**THE WEATHER ON THE DAY COULD RANGE FROM -5 GALE FORCE WINDS AND SNOW TO +25 CLEAR BLUE SKIES, SO PACK FOR ALL POSSIBILITIES**
WALKING TROUSERS (QUICK DRY, NO JEANS)
WARM UPPER BODY CLOTHING (IN LAYERS)
WATERPROOF OUTER LAYER
WALKING SOCKS (RECOMMENDED TO TAKE A SPARE PAIR)
GLOVES & HAT
WATER (AT LEAST 2 LITRES)
FIRST AID KIT (BLISTER PLASTERS)
KIT LIST- ACCOMMODATION
**GUESTS NEED TO PROVIDE OWN DUVET OR SLEEPING BAG. A FITTED SHEET, PILLOW, PROTECTOR AND PILLOW CASE IS PROVIDED.
BEDDING - SLEEPING BAG OR DUVET
DRINKS FOR FRI & SATURDAY NIGHT
SNACKS & LUNCH ON SATURDAY
HEALTH & SAFETY
The main risks on this challenge are blisters, dehydration, heat stroke and hyperthermia.
Blisters- if you feel a blister forming or a warm spot on your feet, do not wait until the blister has formed. Stop and put a plaster on before its too late. Look after your feet and they will look after you.
Dehydration- make sure you are hydrated to start with. Drink often throughout the walk, if you become dehydrated you will lose energy fast.
Heat Stroke- also known as sun stroke, is a type of severe heat illness that results in a body temperature greater than 40.0 °C (104.0 °F) and confusion. Other symptoms include red skin, headache, and dizziness. There is generally a lack of sweating in classic heat stroke. The start of heat stroke can be sudden or gradual.
Preventive measures include drinking sufficient fluids and avoiding excessive heat.
Hyperthermia- to prevent hyperthermia, build up the clothing in layers, don't stop for too long at the top of a mountain, have suitable wind and water proofs with you, take food and a hot drink with you and consume little and often, wear a hat and gloves to prevent heat loss through extremities.
- symptoms of hyperthermia, shivering, cold pale skin, low body temp, irrational behaviour, gradual slip into unconsciousness.
to treat hyperthermia, provide extra clothing, warm up through body warmth of others, if well enough come down to sheltered warmer areas, give hot sweet drinks if conscious.
I understand that participation in this trip is completely at my own risk.
I understand that The Norwich Fitness Academy is not responsible for my accommodation.
I acknowledge that if I have a health issue, it is my responsibility and mine alone, to take appropriate steps in safeguarding myself.
I fully understand that, like mountain sports and other such outdoor activities, mountain biking and hill walking are dangerous sports with a risk of personal injury or death and that I participate at my own risk, and I accept these risks and I am responsible for my own actions and involvement.
I understand that if I want insurance, I must insure myself.
I understand that it is myself who is responsible for getting the proper instruction in the techniques and equipment necessary for mountain biking, hiking or hill walking and I assume all responsibility for injuries to myself or to third parties.
I understand that The Norwich Fitness Academy ltd does not recognise any liability for injury or damage caused to, or by, walkers, third parties or property arising from such persons.
I have read and understood and agree to this disclaimer with its general principle that I understand that nobody else is responsible for me and I’m not responsible for anyone else.