Intrepid school staff conquer Snowdon in training for Three Peaks Challenge - The Rugby Observer

Intrepid school staff conquer Snowdon in training for Three Peaks Challenge

Rugby Editorial 17th Oct, 2019   0

INTREPID staff from Avon Valley School have conquered the highest peak in Wales as part of their training for an even more gruelling challenge.

The group climbed Mount Snowdon as a training exercise for the Three Peaks Challenge – climbing the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours – which they will take on later in the school year.

After staying overnight at the Llanberis Youth Hostel, the group took the mountain’s Pyg Track – which covers 5.5km, and 800m of ascent to the mountain’s 1085m summit.

After stopping to take in the breathtaking views at the summit, the group descended via the mountain’s slightly less strenuous Miner’s Track.

The group from Avon Valley.

In the spring term, staff from Avon Valley are hoping to tackle Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon within a day to raise money for charity.

Assistant head teacher and expedition organiser Laura Bindley said: “It was brilliant to see so many colleagues taking part in this event which was the first in a number that have been planned to help us build fitness so that we’re in a position to tackle the three peaks challenge later in the year.”

Head teacher Alison Davies said: “We were really lucky to have such a bright and clear day to climb Snowdon.

“It really was lovely to see everyone helping and supporting each other during the adventure.”

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