On the 4th-6th May the Arc'teryx Big Mountain Weekend will once again kick off the Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival. Clinic tickets for this weekend have sold out, but there will be a number of free activities going on over the weekend including the Langdale Climbing Challenge.
I am really excited and proud to be able to organise the Big Mountain Weekend on behalf of Arc'teryx. It is a weekend to kick off the Lakeland Revival and is based around a weekend of clinics that allows people to experience their first ever rock climb or grow and develop their trad skills. This year we have added the Langdale Challenge which is free to get involved in, so there is really something for everyone.
Event Organiser & Arc'teryx Ambassador
The Langdale Challenge
With the expertise of local Langdale gurus we have put together a selection of hidden classics and challenges in the Langdale valley. Come along and try just one of the routes or a whole mountain link up. Every person that participates over the weekend will receive a FREE Lakeland Revival special edition DMM Phantom wire gate carabiner. Then why not join us for the BBQ, FREE live music and FREE film evening?
Participants can either climb a single route from the card or if you are feeling adventurous try a whole mountain link up. There will be cards available with enchainment ideas. Everyone who takes part will receive a FREE Lakeland Revival special edition DMM Phantom wire gate carabiner. Make sure you hand your route card back in after because if that isn't enough we will also be randomly selecting cards to win Arc'teryx and DMM prizes over the weekend.
Irrespective of whether you climb a route or not there will be free live music from Scrogans Run, a Lake based duo consisting of Wayne Svurrah and Paddy Rogan. Combining thumping guitar, vocal harmonies and some hot hot banjo picking, they play up tempo and original folk/bluegrass. They will be joined on double bass by friend and collaborator Beak Davison for the evening session.
Whilst there isn't a cost you'll need to sign-up, so click here to book your space.
Throughout the weekend UKClimbing will be filming a series of short films containing top tips for new trad climbers, which will be published on our new and improved Skills Page in the weeks that follow.