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Snowdon climbed for charity

Posted 17 November 2009
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Snowdon climbed for charity
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Four bank workers have climbed Snowdon to raise money for charity after a colleague died of cancer.

Ben Horsfield, Tracy Bertram, Alan Davison and Andrea Hood - who work at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Prestwich, Greater Manchester, raised £5,469 for Manchester's Christie Hospital and the St Anne's Hospice, which both treated their late workmate.

The trio donated the cash aftre ascending to the 3,560 ft (1,085 m) peak, which can be climbed by a number of routes.

While these vary from the exposed Crib Goch scramble to the gradual walk up the Llanberis Path, those looking to ascend Wales's highest mountain this winter may be well advised to go prepared, with men's winter jackets being one very useful item to wear.

People who are making the climb should also note that there will be no chance to grab a hot drink and sit indoors while at the top for a few months, as the Snowdon Mountain Railway has closed for the winter and with it the summit cafe, so warm clothing is vital.

The railway will begin running as far as Clogwyn Station in March, with the summit cafe open again when snow no longer blocks the way, which is expected to be by May.

Posted by Elaine Arthur