Lake District 

 

26/05/22- 29/05/22

 

Itinerary 

 

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 hours1400 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

 

 

Accommodation

 

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)

  • WALKING BOOTS

  • WATERPROOF OUTER LAYER

  • WALKING SOCKS (RECOMMENDED TO TAKE A SPARE PAIR)

  • SUN LOTION

  • GLOVES & HAT

  • FOOD

  • WATER (AT LEAST 2 LITRES)

  • RUCKSACK

  • TOILET PAPER

  • 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

  • TOWEL

  • WASH KIT

  • 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.

 

DISCLAIMER 

 

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.

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