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Honister Slate Mine Challenge

A stimulating and memorable experience to take you out of your comfort zone!

What is it?

If you like rock climbing or mountain scrambling then you'll love this. Set in the Lake District, Via Ferrata at Honister is an exhilarating climbing experience, great for groups seeking excitement and something a little out of the ordinary.

The experience is a series of exposed scrambles linked by metal cables, rungs, ladders and bridges to allow the average person to track up the precipitous outer incline of Fleetwith Pike. Honister offers two different Via Ferratas to choose from – Classic and Xtreme. The Via Ferrata Classic is not as demanding or as challenging as the Via Ferrata Xtreme but offers the same amazing view of The Lake District. No climbing experience is needed and it is perfectly safe for the untrained individual.

What’s involved?

Via Ferrata Classic is suitable for most ages and abilities but the Via Ferrata Xtreme requires you to be reasonably fit and healthy. The minimum age to complete either Via Ferrata is 10 years and the minimum height is 1.3m. For safety reasons, a weight restriction of 20 stone is in place.

All necessary safety equipment is provided and all tours are guided by experienced professionals.

*Via Ferrata Classic – £25 for 10-16yrs, £35 for 16yrs +. Via Ferrata Extreme - £29.50 for 10-16yrs, £39.50 for 16yrs +.

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Throughout the year
Honister, Lake District
Registration Fee:£39.50*
Min Sponsorship:£300
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Silver Challenge
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Monday to Friday 9am-5pm