I am a proud supporter of Tommy’s Charity. On the 4th September 2012, my 11-year old daughter, Georgia, and I will climb Mount Snowdon to help raise money for a great cause.
I welcome a challenge so we have decided to try for the toughest of the Snowdon routes! Georgia lives a healthy and active lifestyle and is most able to join me in this challenge. She is learning from this experience and she says that she wants to inspire other kids to get active too, as well as eat healthily.
We would like to ask for your support in raising funds for Tommy’s to help find the answers to why miscarriages and still births occur causing such heart ache and suffering for so many.
About Tommy’s Charity
Sadly one in four women in the UK will lose a baby during pregnancy or birth. Tommy’s are working hard to change this by funding pioneering research into the prevention of stillbirth, miscarriage and premature birth.
Tommy’s use their research findings to improve clinical care and to educate women and health professionals about making healthy choices that can reduce the risk of pregnancy complications. By supporting Tommy’s, we want to give more babies the best start in life, and by supporting our Snowdon challenge you can help make this happen.
About our challenge
The Snowdon Horseshoe is one of the best ridge walks – if not THE best – in the country. The route should not be attempted if a fear of heights exists, since it includes the knife-edge arête of Crib Goch, and for the same reason it should be avoided in high winds, and also in winter. There is also a walk down a steep scree slope on the South East side of Snowdon.
The route up starts off fairly well defined but will begin to lose this definition as we go on up and we will have to use our hands and pick our footholds. At the top of this first scramble when there is no more up there is a little ledge to pause for a well-earned break before we tackle the famous arête.
Snowdon Horseshoe is a great and tough challenge. This is approximately 1100m of height gain over the course of the route and should take us about 8 hours to complete. If the weather does not allow us to do this then we will take the 2nd toughest the Pyg track, which descends down the Miners track. This route has approx 850m of height gain and should take between 6-8 hours to complete.
This short video shows exactly how we have been preparing for the challenge ahead of us. Our endurance training has included running on a track, hill walking, swimming and 10 days before the event we completed a 5 hour walk.
Training with my 12-year old has been such great fun. I am so very proud of Georgia’s dedication to this fund raising activity.
Georgia and I would love your support in helping us reach our fundraising goal for such a worthy charity. We will post images of the day! Thank you in advance for your support.
Image source: geograph.org.uk