Last year we held our very first Scafell by Sunset event and raised a staggering £10,000 for our charity!

Following the success of last year’s event, we are planning another two challenges to climb the mountain this year which will offer participants the opportunity to experience both  a sunrise and a sunset at the top.

Stella Walsh, our event organiser said: “We were thrilled with the success of last year’s event, and are excited to host the same again this year, with the added bonus of an extra one! We had around 100 people join us last year, some in memory of a loved one and others just to enjoy the evening and tick it off their bucket list. We reached the summit in time to catch a beautiful sunset, and then started our descent with head torches which was amazing!”

The events, which are both fully guided by our good friends the Lakeland Mountain Guides, will take place in April and September this year. Participants will ascent Scafell Pike from Wasdale, via the popular Brown Tongue path.


The Scafell by Sunset event is being sponsored by local solicitors Cartmell Shepherd, Terri Hope, Marketing Manager for the firm said: “As a company we are passionate about raising awareness for Hospice at Home, it is a charity which is close to our hearts.  We are proud to support many local community projects and encourage our staff to do the same. We offer not only financial support, but we also volunteer our time and our professional support and skills in communities we serve.  We’d like to wish all those taking part in the walk the very best of luck!”


Samantha Alexander from Dearham completed our Scafell by Sunset walk last year with her sister and friends in memory of her dad.

Samantha said; “Scafell by Sunset did not disappoint! Amazing views, perfect weather! We laughed all the way up and when we reached the top we toasted our dad with a cup of tea, a block of his favourite cheese and a splash of his favourite aftershave.”

Entry for each event is £35pp, and the charity ask for a minimum sponsorship amount of £250 to be raised to support its vital services. The Scafell by Sunrise event will take place on Saturday 9th April, and the Scafell by Sunset event will take place on Saturday 10th September.

For more information visit – Events – Hospice at Home West Cumbria  Email or call 01900 873173.