Nathan and Will are tackling the “granddaddy” of ultra trails

7th July 2021
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7th July 2021 Nathan

On July 13th Nathan and his friend Will have challenged themselves to run across all 42 of the Lake District’s highest fells. They intend to follow the route first set by Bob Graham in June 1932.

Bob set a target of 24 hours to complete the entire route, which involves over 60 miles (100 km) with almost 30,000 feet (8,200m) of ascent. Nathan and Will intend to complete the full circuit as quickly as they possibly can.

The route – often called the “granddaddy of ultra distance mountain routes” and arguably the first of its kind anywhere in the world – begins at Keswick and takes in Skiddaw (931m), Blencathra (868m), Nethermost Pike (891m), Scafell (964m and England’s highest mountain), and Great Gable (899m).

The runners have been inspired by Toby’s fearless spirit to test their own fitness and resolve, and to add to his enduring legacy by raising more funds to help other seriously ill children.

You can donate here.