Andy Martin

Jun 15, 2021 | Community, News

More Triple Challenge Training Completed

Over the weekend we grabbed our hiking boots and made our way to Snowdon to complete our 2nd training walk! The views were amazing once we got to the top, but it took us a good 5 hours to get up and down the mountain.

It’s all for a good cause! We’re helping to raise money for 3 amazing charities; St Roccos Hospice, St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, and Cash for Kids.

So, you might be thinking, what exactly is the Triple Challenge?

Triple Challenge

We’re taking part in this challenge as part of the real5 Networking group, so it will nice to have the support of our fellow members that are taking part! The plan is, after an early start and a hearty breakfast, we will head to Llanberis. This is where the cycling part of our journey begins! We will cycle 10.5 miles along the shore of Llyn Padam (Llanberis Lake) passing the slate quarries of the Snowdonia National Park towards Llyn Cwellyn.

Lying between the Snowdon Massif and Mynydd Mawr (Big Mountain), this is where we swap bikes for boots and begin the ascent of Snowdon itself. Though it starts with a gentle climb on the Snowdon Ranger path, the walking soon gets trickier as we are faced with a steep slope as we join the Llanberis Path up to the summit. Snowdon and its surrounding peaks have been described as true examples of alpine typography and from our elevated viewpoint, you can take in the surrounding lakes and cwms and, weather permitting, some of the most extensive views in the British Isles. On a clear day, you can see four kingdoms, 24 counties, 29 lakes, and 17 islands!

Descending a long, gradual slope, we will need to dig deep for the adventure’s climax – a 2.5-mile kayak across Llyn Padam. Nestling in Snowdon’s ever-present shadow, the lake lies amongst the beautiful landscapes of the Llanberis Pass and provides a fitting end to this awe-inspiring journey. After some obligatory photos and team celebrations, the group will be transferred back to the hotel from where we depart.

Please visit our JustGiving page to hear more about the challenge and make a donation to support our team and more importantly, the chosen charities!