Year six for the intrepid challenge team of Moss Mountaineers!
So far we have raised over £28k for local needy charities by creating and organising our own tough challenges in some of the most remote and inhospitable mountainous areas in the UK.
The theme for 2015 is utter madness because on Saturday 27th June we are going to take on eight of the 3000ft peaks surrounding the Ogwen Valley in North Wales. This means ascending and descending all 8 peaks in 12 hours – starting on the remote Carneddau and finishing on the gloriously spiky-backed dinosaur-like Tryfan, on the opposite side of the valley.
This will be a 30k route over 8 of the highest peaks in Snowdonia (not including Snowdon as we have all been there and got the T shirt), with a total ascent of over 8,000ft. It is going to be one of the most difficult challenges we have undertaken and the route we have chosen is one the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team use to maintain their fitness – but they seldom take on the whole course at one go!
Once again we will be personally funding all our costs for travel and accommodation, which includes staying in a mountain hut in the middle of nowhere, so that every penny we raise goes to our nominated charity.
Hopefully our hardships will be enough to persuade you to sponsor us as we raise money for our local charity of choice, the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC). We would like you to show your support for the pilots and the critical care team, these local heroes, who fly 365 days a year and attend over 100 incidents a week, serving our community by bringing A&E to patients in desperate need. The GWAAC receives no government funding and relies entirely on the local community to raise the £2m to remain operational.
Please help us to raise funds for GWAAC - You never know when you might need them.