The object of this route is to tick off the 10 tops that can be seen from Abraham's cafe on the upper floor of the George Fisher outdoor shop in Keswick. Starting and finishing at the shop doors the circuit involves ascending 12,000 feet and covering some 30 miles of mountain terrain. The tops can be completed in any order via any route that respects private land and adheres to rights-of-way and access land.  Similarly the route may be completed in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. There is no time limit although to finish in daylight is an obvious incentive . Successful completions can be logged on the Leader Board on the George Fisher website subject to the supply of a GPX file. A certificate and badge are also awarded to all successful contenders while a facebook page gives all the latest news, photos and discussion. Full details are available via the links below.   

Route

The object is to visit the ten tops listed below starting and finishing at George Fisher's Shop in Keswick, grid reference NY 266 237. Use in conjunction with OS map OL4 The English - Lakes North-western area (1:25,000)

Schedule

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Completions Log                                                        

 

Finishers are invited to add their names to the results list on the George Fisher website.

  Email: george@georgefisher.co.uk 

Why not share your experience on facebook to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!  


Links and Further Information                                                      

     full details including an inspiring video of the route

     news, discussion and photos 

Click icon to view/print  a 9-15 total time schedule of split times in a pdf  format for the guidance of future runners (courtesy of Martyn Price).

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Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!

 

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All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times.  Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions!  Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.

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The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go, subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.

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Please send details of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association. Email:  martin.stone@sportident.co.uk

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