The Giant shoulders challenge  (Important: Still in the planning stage) 

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. . . You've read the book, heard the Album, now live the adventure on the Giant Shoulders' challenge!

Take a week out and make the journey of a lifetime retracing the route used by Will Houston through the heart of the majestic Lake District mountains and lakes. Accompanied by experienced guides and Henry, you will camp in the same places, climb the same mountains and learn the same lessons.

Designed for: My basic for this adventure is to give Fathers & sons a chance spend some seriously dangerous & exciting time together. It would be ideal as a 'rites of passage' adventure to help parents initiate their son's into manhood. Although we don't want to close the doors to other options.

The Team: These experienced and well qualified guides will all be strong, godly men who are passionate Christians with a track record for steadfastness under trial. While you will need no previous riding/climbing experience, they will aim to take you to the edge with the teaching and outdoor activities.

Itinerary (Overview)

This will not be a picnic and it won't be cheap but it will be the adventure of a lifetime. If you think you've got what it takes get in touch.

I haven't done any serious calculations but to hire horses, pay the guides along with everything else is going to cost a father and son over £700 each minimum)



  • Day 1. (Friday) Travel to Cumbria spend an afternoon, evening at Henry's Ranch meeting the team, the ponies etc. After some fishing, a hot tub and a campfire dinner you'll be able to get an early night ready for an early start the next day. (Theme of the day: Love)
  • Day 2. (Saturday) Leave Loweswater and trek over the fells to Ennerdale to set up Base camp. (Theme of the day: Joy)
  • Day 3. (Sunday) we'll have a Sunday morning service before Climbing Pillar Rock (Theme of the day: Peace)
  • Day 4. (Monday) Climb Great Gable via Napes Needle, also abseil the North face of Gable crag to see the smuggler's secret cave, thought to have been used by Moses Rigg to hide his whiskey still. (Theme of the day: Faith)
  • Day 5. (Tuesday) Trek to Wasdale to have lunch at the famous Wasdale Head Inn before heading up to Sprinkling tarn to set up camp, followed by an evening, sunset stroll onto England's highest mountain. (Theme of the day: Longsuffering)
  • Day 6. (Wednesday) descend to Langdale for Breakfast at the Dungeon Ghyll hotel before heading to Elterwater for bridge & Waterfall jumping (into river) and a pub lunch at the Britannia Inn. After lunch we will trek over the High Close pass for an Ice Cream in Grasmere before ascending the Sour Milk Ghyll waterfalls to Easedale Tarn to camp with the wild foxes. (Theme of the day: Generosity)
  • Day 7. (Thursday) After a swim in the tarn, we will head over the fells to Watendlath for an early lunch before heading down through Grange in Borrowdale for an Ice cream & a swim and then round Derwent water to Newlands to see the Mines used by Jack Demas. After a camp dinner we will visit the Well-Beloved Aickin's (the Gentle Giant's) final resting place on Aickin Crag. (Theme of the day: Gentleness)
  • Day 8. (Friday) Travel over the Newlands Pass to Buttermere village for a pub lunch before visiting the site of Harriet's death as well as the Rannerdale Battle site (where Aickin fell defeating the Norman knights) before heading back to the ranch for a well earned hot tub and dinner. (Theme of the day: Meekness)
  • Day 9. (Saturday) A relaxing / debriefing day, after a leisurely breakfast, we'll have a short time of Worship, Teaching, sharing and prayer. After a 'good-bye' lunch you will be able to leave and, hopefully begin you're real adventure! (Theme of the day: Self-control)

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