A strong team of 15 turned out at the bottom of Mount Snowdon at 9am on Saturday morning, ready to climb the 3,560 feet.
The team consisted of Mike Welch, Kirsty Hunter, Nigel Edington, Sue Cornish, John Woodley, Sam Cheetham, Paul White, Leanne Long and her lovely dog Bella, Ian Goodall, Mark Kay, Nigel Swain, John Anderson, Gemma Beddow and Wayne Gardner who unfortunately had to turn around early on as he was struggling with his asthma.
Gemma recalls, “The weather was kind to us and stayed dry all day, we even managed to see the sun in the afternoon! The temperature at the top was -4 so after working up a sweat we soon felt the cold whilst tucking into sandwiches and sausages rolls. Bella had burnt off a few calories on the way up so ate whatever was on offer; including John’s sausage roll! She certainly set the pace along with Bear Grylls aka Paul White who turned into an adventure action man.
“The Pyg track itself was very challenging, scrambling and climbing up rocks most of the way, we certainly felt the burn with cramp setting in for a couple of us towards the top. We helped each other along the way and reminded one another why we were doing this; we all know someone with Alzheimer’s or someone that is affected by this terrible disease. The descent was just as challenging going via the Miners track. It was tough going on the knees with a couple of slips along the way. We managed to arrive back at the starting point around 3:30pm, feeling very stiff and numb in places but also feeling a fantastic sense of achievement!”
So far the team have raised £1,454.31 with more cash donations to submit, it’s not too late for people to still donate!
The team raring to go!
Bella leads the way…
The team are relieved to reach the top!
Some of the wonderful views that the team got to enjoy…