"I thought of this crazy packraft challenge one night whilst drifting off to sleep" says Tom Phillips. "Paddling and walking self supported around the 11 major lakes was maybe the most obvious journey to make in the Lake District. OK, perhaps not that obvious as it would be a tough challenge. I plotted it out next day - 150 miles total with 50 miles paddling. I asked my friend Alistair if he had a week free for an expedition. He said yes (before I even told him what it was!)..."