Day 43: Sunday 29th May

Despite car park and transport challenges we managed to scale Snowdon today.  The last of the 3 peaks, and dedicated to 3 people who’s passing has played a huge part in my motivation.

  • Alice Hogan, who I never met
  • Gordon Lovell-Read, great friend and Godfather to our children
  • Ruxandra Cottam, Sister-in-law
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A busy day on Snowdon.  A view from the summit towards Llanberis.

 

What a fabulous day, and how lovely to share it with so many good friends.  Thanks to:

  • Graham & Mary Hodge
  • Liz & Andy Mitchell
  • Douglas & Tracey Bowen
  • Ruth & Jeremy Meader
  • Tony Higgins
  • Richard Smith

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Thanks also to Ady our guide from Lakeland Mountain Guides.  Outstanding.  www.lakelandmountainguides.co.uk

And a very special thanks to the anonymous taxi driver from ck-cabs (and the Pen-y-Ceunant Licensed Tea House), who rescued Liz and Andy and got them to the start point on time (just) and donated the taxi fare to the cause.  You are a hero.

Statistics for those needing to know:

Distance covered:                            14,4Km
Elapsed time:                                     7h 06m 45s
Moving time:                                     5h 10m 46s
Stopped time:                                   1h 55m 09s
Average speed (moving):              2.78Km/h
Overall average:                               2.02Km/h
Max height:                                        1,076m

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Thousands must have gone up!

 

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Snowdon

 

 

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The train arrives at the summit.

2 thoughts on “Day 43: Sunday 29th May

  1. Gordon would be touched and honoured by your dedication. Thank you. You are an inspiration to keep smiling and appreciating the little things, no matter how tough the journey. Wishing you all the very best with the rest of your challenge. With love to both you and Hazel, from Kate

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  2. Gordon would be touched and honoured by your dedication. Thank you for thinking of him. You are an inspiration to keep smiling and appreciating the little things, no matter how tough the journey. Wishing both you and Hazel the very best with the rest of your challenge. My love to you both. Kate

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