Three guides, 17 trekkers and one dog took on the challenge of conquering Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, for St Ann’s on Saturday 28th September.
We started at 10am and battled atrocious weather for the ascent, being blown around and rained on pretty much constantly; making us a pretty tired and cold bunch when we stopped for lunch at the summit. Thankfully, on the way down the clouds started to roll over and we could reflect on the enormity of the challenge we’d just completed.
For some, it was their first time, not just climbing Snowdon, but any serious walking and even for repeat walkers the conditions made this a tough physical challenge.
On the descent we could relax and enjoy the scenery and each other’s company and talk about what it meant to each of us; with some really heartfelt stories about what it meant to take part and support St Ann’s.
Thank you to every member of the group, collectively they have currently raised almost £5,000 and some are still fundraising. Every penny and every pound they raise is making a difference to all those we support who are living with a life-limiting illness.
We’re already planning the challenge again for September 2020 so watch this space and email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.