Kayan, Year 9
I climbed Mt. Snowdon on the 24 June 2022 with my dad, uncle and my cousins Krishan (Y9) and Aryan (Y7). This walk was completely out of my comfort zone and I wanted to do something I have never done before. Walking for me has always been boring. As a child, I would always complain that my legs hurt, but this time it was different. We took the PYG route towards the peak of the mountain then back down the Lanberis route back to the hotel. We did this walk for charity and raised over £1000, for Leicester Hospitals Charity, between us all.
It was an insane and magnificent experience both the walking and the views. The views were spectacular with scenery ranging from clear, blue lakes to green countryside. The whole route was rocks. All the way and I said after the walk “I never want to see another rock again!”. But the rocks actually made it more fun as we three boys were jumping from rock to rock. The best bit was reaching the peak. It was foggy and we couldn’t see much but the fog also made it dangerous and exciting!
There were also some really gruesome views along the way. There was a dead sheep on the side of our trail which was smelly, horrid and mortifying. All of our faces turned from cheerful to nauseous. Even though the experience had its ups, the views and fun with cousins; and downs of dead sheep and aching feet, we did this for an amazing cause and I would love to do it again!
Krishan & Aryan (Year 9 and Year 7)
We were so excited when our mum suggested we climb Mt. Snowdon, with our dad, not only as personal challenges, but also as a great way to raise money for charity. We were joined by our uncle and cousin Kayan. It was just as exciting to get one and a half days off school, drive to Wales together, and stay in a hotel with no sisters and mums!
We set off on the mountain very early in the morning and chose to take the more difficult path. The views were wow! But as we got nearer the top it got really foggy and we couldn’t see more than six meters. It took three hours to reach the summit and then another four hours to take the easier but longer path back down. We’re really proud of each of us for completing the challenge and for raising over £1000 for Leicester Hospitals Charity. Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged us. This was one of the best things we have done and the dads are already planning our next mountain climb, Scarfell Pike or Ben Nevis here we come!