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We are fundraising for Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team because they need support to continue their fantastic work

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  • Team members: Matthew and Michael are attempting a continuous traverse of the 190 Welsh mountains to raise money for Mountain Rescue.
  • Event: Dragon's Back Challenge, 29 Jul 2018 to 30 Aug 2018

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team

We provide mountain rescue around Snowdon to educate & save lives in the mountains

Charity Registration No. 513913

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190 mountains. 500 miles. 33 days. 
150,000 feet of ascent.

All donations will be sent directly to Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team who will then share the funds equally with neighbouring Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team (registered charity 1094742).


The Challenge

Matthew and Michael are attempting to set a record for the fastest ascent of the 190 Welsh mountains which reach a height of 2,000 feet.  Their continuous coast to coast traverse across the roof of Wales will take them from Swansea to Conwy via every mountain top in just 33 days.  Their only rule is that they must walk every step of the way. They will carry lightweight equipment to wild camp in the mountains and will replenish their supplies at key checkpoints.  If successful, they will also become the second team to have ever completed a continuous traverse of every Welsh mountain.


The Cause

On 15th February 2014, Matthew and his partner Alison were caught in an avalanche on Snowdon which carried them 1,000 feet down the mountain.  Luckily Alison was not seriously hurt, however Matthew was buried in the avalanche debris.  Experienced mountain guide Michael Byrne (Frenchy) was first on the scene, and with friends John Price and John Heaps, found Matthew and dug him out.  Mountain Rescue were alerted and members from two teams, Aberglaslyn and Llanberis, attended the scene.  After being stretchered a considerable distance down the mountain, Matthew was flown with Alison to Ysbyty Gwynedd by 22 Squadron of the Royal Air Force.

In grateful thanks, Matthew, Alison, and close university friend and climbing partner Michael, have devised this challenge to raise money for Mountain Rescue to help them continue their fantastic work.  

Thank you for your support!

Diolch yn fawr!


For further information and to follow Matt and Mike live on their adventure, please visit:

www.dragonsbackchallenge.com

Instagram: dragonsbackchallenge

Twitter: @DragonChallenge

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