by George R
As an active man I love to get out for a nice walk, but this year I wanted to push myself a little harder than usual and conquer a big mountain. I spoke to my support staff about it and really liked the suggestion of walking up Snowdon in North Wales.
Practice on Great Orme
At first my staff and I were unsure if I could manage such a hard walk, so we decided to have a practice on the Great Orme in Llandudno first, which is a little smaller. Well I made it up and down the Great Orme no problem! This made me feel much more confident that I could manage Snowdon, so I decided to go for it!
On the day I had arranged to go, in June this year, the sun was out and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. We arrived at Llanberis during the mid-morning and set off up the path. It was a really long walk and quite steep in parts, but I was well prepared with plenty of water and we took it nice and slowly so not to get too out of breath.
After walking uphill for a long time, we were past the half way point, but I was starting to get a sore leg and wasn’t sure I could make it all the way to the top. Even so I gritted my teeth and kept on going, and after four hours of walking I made it to the summit!
Success and a stunning view
The views up there were stunning and I was really proud that I had made it to the top!
We spent a while resting at the top and taking in the views before starting the walk back down, which was almost as hard as walking up! By the time we arrived back at the bottom it was getting late and we were all getting hungry, so I decided to get some tea in a place I know called Table on the way home, which was a great way to finish the day. When we finally got home it was late at night and I was knackered, but really happy having had such a great day!