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By Jane Jenkins

Laserbean and Friends Hike Up Snowdon for Charity

On 02, Sep 2014 | No Comments | In Company News, Fun stuff | By Jane Jenkins

Gareth and myself (the Laserbean founders)  and friends, Teena and Stuart went on a 10-day whirlwind driving tour across the country, visiting Bath, Forest of Dean and through mid Wales and lastly to Snowdonia National Park, where our friends at 4MAT joined us in the walk up Snowdon for Charity.

Gareth (left) with 4MAT team at Snowdon Summit

Gareth (left) with 4MAT team at Snowdon Summit

View half way up Snowdon

View half way up Snowdon

Here is a summery of the day of the Snowdon Walk.

The day started out windy and misty, but it cleared up soon after Gareth, Stuart and the team at 4Mat started their hike. Above the clouds was cold, wet and the visibility was very poor. Teena and I took the Mountain train, as we arrived to at top,  as Gareth and Stuart reached the Summit. They made it in 2 hours (it must be our training 2 days previously hiking up Cadair Idris Mountain and the amount of bacon consumed that morning!). A quick 30 minutes break whilst a few of the 4Mat team reach the summit and then it was back down on the train for Teena and I. Whilst Gareth and Stuart start their decent after some well deserved rest, and they make it down Snowdon in 1.5 hours! They must have been jumping over the rocks, I think we should enter them both into the ten-mile Snowdon Race!

This year Gareth chose to support the great work that UNICEF are doing in Syria at the moment, trying to provide some degree of liveable conditions for the millions of affected children and their families out there. If you didn’t get a chance to donate you can still do it here: here.

We had lots of fun visiting Puzzlewood (where parts of StarWars VII and the Doctor Who’s “Weeping Angels” episode were filmed), racing down the longest zip line in Britain, hiking 2 mountains, running around on the dunes and swimming at Ynyslas beach, walking up to Castell-y-Bere and Devils Bridge. All tired now, I think we need another holiday!

Gareth makes it to Snowdon Summit

Gareth makes it to Snowdon Summit

Stuart makes it Snowdon Summit

Stuart makes it Snowdon Summit

Thumbs up, Teena - we're on Snowdon!

Thumbs up, Teena – we’re on Snowdon!

Beautiful Sunset in Borth, Wales

Beautiful Sunset in Borth, Wales

Stuart and Gareth at Devils Bridge

Stuart and Gareth at Devils Bridge

Jane at Devils Bridge

Jane at Devils Bridge

Gareth's Sat-Nav in Cadair Idris

Gareth’s Sat-Nav in Cadair Idris

 

Teena runs on ahead to the lake on Cadair Idris

Teena runs on ahead to the lake on Cadair Idris

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