Welsh Three Peak Challenge

W.Bro. Guto Rhys Tomos, our Festival Champion who cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats in support of the 2017 Festival, has now completed another challenge with his wife Llinos and good friends Llinos & Mari in aid of some local charities.

Here is his story in his own words:

Tea Time on the 23 of June Llinos, Llinos, Mari and myself travelled down to a campsite near Pen y Fan in anticipation of beginning our challenge on Friday morning. We began our climb at around 9:30 am and the weather was very unkind, wet and cold, but the scenery was wonderful and the company wasn’t bad. Pen y Fan is a nice 5.63 miles of leisurely hill walk and we summited around midday and had our picnic at the top and arrived back at the motorhome around 3:30 pm. We then travelled home and on Saturday morning Llinos, Llinos and myself travelled down to Dolgellau to climb Cader Idris.

Again the weather was very unkind and the terrain much different to that of Pen y Fan. As we climbed the weather deteriorated with heavy rain, low cloud and strong wind which hindered our progress. Visibility towards the summit was 20 yards. We summited around 1:30 pm but came down to a safe location and sheltered and had lunch before making our way back down and completing 7.63 miles of Cader Idris at around 4:30 pm. We then travelled home and on Sunday morning made our way to Snowdon.

Arriving at Snowdon at 9 am on Sunday morning ready to do the 9.58 miles climb, again we found ourselves hindered by the weather but we made our way from Pen y Pass up the PYG track. The weather was again cold and miserable and as we made our way to the summit the weather was cold and foggy and extremely wet. When we arrived at the summit we were all very tired and glad of a warm cafe and after something to eat and a hot drink we decided because of the weather to descend via Llanberis because the visibility was so poor and we arranged for our son Owen to collect us from Llanberis. We had thoroughly enjoyed the walk and hopefully, we have made a few pounds for our charities.

Welsh Three Peak Challenge

W.Bro. Guto Rhys Tomos, our Festival Champion who cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats in support of the 2017 Festival, has now completed another challenge with his wife Llinos and good friends Llinos & Mari in aid of some local charities.

Here is his story in his own words:

Tea Time on the 23 of June Llinos, Llinos, Mari and myself travelled down to a campsite near Pen y Fan in anticipation of beginning our challenge on Friday morning. We began our climb at around 9:30 am and the weather was very unkind, wet and cold, but the scenery was wonderful and the company wasn’t bad. Pen y Fan is a nice 5.63 miles of leisurely hill walk and we summited around midday and had our picnic at the top and arrived back at the motorhome around 3:30 pm. We then travelled home and on Saturday morning Llinos, Llinos and myself travelled down to Dolgellau to climb Cader Idris.

Again the weather was very unkind and the terrain much different to that of Pen y Fan. As we climbed the weather deteriorated with heavy rain, low cloud and strong wind which hindered our progress. Visibility towards the summit was 20 yards. We summited around 1:30 pm but came down to a safe location and sheltered and had lunch before making our way back down and completing 7.63 miles of Cader Idris at around 4:30 pm. We then travelled home and on Sunday morning made our way to Snowdon.

Arriving at Snowdon at 9 am on Sunday morning ready to do the 9.58 miles climb, again we found ourselves hindered by the weather but we made our way from Pen y Pass up the PYG track. The weather was again cold and miserable and as we made our way to the summit the weather was cold and foggy and extremely wet. When we arrived at the summit we were all very tired and glad of a warm cafe and after something to eat and a hot drink we decided because of the weather to descend via Llanberis because the visibility was so poor and we arranged for our son Owen to collect us from Llanberis. We had thoroughly enjoyed the walk and hopefully, we have made a few pounds for our charities.

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