The Arc’teryx ‘Big Mountain Weekend’ will be held in Langdale in The Lake District on 5th & 6th May.
The Big Mountain Weekend will launch the Arc’teryx Lakeland Revival. The weelend hopes to educate, shar and improve the skills required to enjoy the mountain and crags safely. The event will be based around a number of clinics headed up by the International School of Mountaineering . They will be hosting a number of free activities and challenges (and prizes) to take part in.
The weekend will revolve around the series of clinic. There is a free demo of the gear used to enjoy the mountains safely and some handy aftercare tips from Nikwax . The National Trust will also be rinning guided walks over the weekend and Raven’s Pit super and stories evening on Friday night.
Over 18’s only for the clinics.
Rock Climbing for beginners (£15 incl ticket for the BBQ BOOK HERE )
Scrambling (£15 incl ticket for the BBQ BOOK HERE )
Building safe anchors and setting up top ropes (£15 incl ticket for the BBQ BOOK HERE )
Getting to know traditional climbing (£20 incl ticket for the BBQ BOOK HERE )
Multi pitch rock climbing (£20 incl ticket for the BBQ BOOK HERE )
Rescue techniques (£20 incl ticket for the BBQ BOOK HERE )
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?
WHAT CAN I DO THAT IS FREE?
- The Langdale Challenge (see above for more details)
- Come along and join us at the Sticklebarn for live music from Scrogans Run (Saturday evening)
- Adventure film evening (Sunday evening)
- Come and test out the latest kit from Arc’teryx, DMM and Tenaya. Get top aftercare tips from Nikwax on how to look after your kit.
- Bring along your old & unwanted climbing kit to strength test in the DMM tensile tester.
- Photo competition.
- George Fisher ‘name the climb’ competition.
- Expert advice and latest products from NikWax, Beta Climbing, Arc’teryx, DMM and Tenaya.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Below is a timetable and booking link for the clinics, all clinic bookings include a free BBQ ticket. For a full weekend timetable planner please click HERE.
Raven’s Pit at The Sticklebarn BOOK HERE “a night of film, ale and tall tales of climbing heritage in the Hayloft at the Sticklebarn, Langdale.”
FREE live music from Scrogans Run are a Lake based duo, 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.
Sticklebarn slap up BBQ BOOK HERE
FREE adventure film evening
Accommodation is not included in any of the ticket costs. There are various options around the valley including camping, bunkhouse and B&B. The National Trust campsite is offering 10% off for anyone involved in the Big Mountain Weekend (you just need to present your clinic ticket on arrival). It is just a 10min walk from the Big Mountain Weekend base camp, you can find more details HERE.