We are undertaking a challenge to climb Welsh mountains together on 6th October 2019, and summit five hundred times between us in order to support important charities.
We want to raise money for these charities by tackling eight peaks in the Brecon Beacons, following a ten-mile route over Corn Du (873m), Pen y Fan (886m), Cribyn (795m), Fan y Big (719m) and across the ridge along Bwlch y Ddwyallt (754m) and Waun Rydd (769m), descending via Carn Pica (750m) and Twyn Du (533m). With 2369 feet of ascent and 3304 feet of descent for all 80+ participants from the D Social community, this will be both logistically and physically challenging!
Given the Welsh weather in October, we do have a Plan B in place: it is a ten-mile route from the southern end of the Malvern Hills to the northern-most point, taking in seventeen hilltops each along the way. While the altitude is more modest, this would end up being well over 1000 summits.
If a Plan C is needed, then we shall endeavour to row on ergometer machines the full distance that we would have walked between us all (800 miles) on that day.
Whichever way we do it, we will work hard to repay your generosity, for which we and the charities we have chosen are very grateful.