Talbots Team Conquer Snowdon

They did it - we are so proud of our Talbots team!

The Talbots Team conquered Snowdon on Saturday 21st July, raising over £8,000 for Birmingham Children's Hospital charity at the same time.  They arrived by coach from Birmingham and Stourbridge, others drove themselves there, and one hardy soul even camped out overnight!  At 9am they were at the bottom of Snowdon, and steadied themselves for the challenge of climbing up the Miner's Track and back down the Llanberis Path, on a slightly damp and misty morning.  It was tough going, climbing 1,058m, but they did manage to find some time (and energy) to take photos as evidence of their efforts and we have shared them here.

There are still some sore feet and legs today, but they all agree it was a fantastic experience - here are just some of the comments from our climbers:

"It was the hardest thing that I have ever done . . . the feeling of elation when we managed to get to the top was fantastic. We were walking with two ladies who have had direct experience of the amazing work the BCH do and this was a huge motivation. I enjoyed every moment, but I don’t think I will be doing it again any time soon!" - Anna

"I really enjoyed the walk up Snowdon after I had done it. It was really difficult and I definitely underestimated the challenge!  I said when we got to the bottom that I wouldn’t do it again but  I think I may do it…… one day!" - Emma

"It was a long day and the walk/climb itself was a lot tougher than I imagined it would be, but I think that makes our achievement that much greater.  Some people were quicker than others, and I was more often than not bringing up the rear, but I felt like we were there as a team and we did it together.  We should all be very proud of ourselves." - Esther

And there's still time to celebrate their success and support Birmingham Children's Hospital by clicking on the link below to donate.