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Cavell Nurses’ Trust climb Snowdon

Seventy-nine intrepid adventurers pulled on their hiking boots and raincoats to walk to the top of Snowdon in October. This was all to raise money for UK nurses facing hardship and was a key event in the #10kForNurses fundraising campaign taking place throughout the month.

People all over the UK signed up to do ‘10k their way’ and raise money for Cavell Nurses’ Trust. The Snowdon challenge was all about ‘going the extra k’! The route was longer than 10 kilometres and being the tallest mountain in England and Wales, it brings its own extra challenges to anyone trying to climb it.

On the weekend, Storm Callum arrived and caused huge disruption to people’s journeys. Landslides, fallen trees and flooded roads all stood in the way, but luckily only a small handful of people were beaten by the weather meaning 79 fundraisers stood ready for the challenge on a wet Saturday morning in Llanberis.

What happened next was truly extraordinary. The weather did its best to derail the challenge, but the team persevered for as long as possible. Winds up to 70mph eventually stopped them summiting, but the journey to that point and back was a huge challenge and still clocked in at over 10 kilometres.

A team of expert mountain guides looked after the walkers, keeping them safe and in good spirits. The mountains can be a dangerous place, and in the middle of a storm, they guided all with great care and professionalism and above all with safety as their number one priority.

Source: Cavell Nurses’ Trust