Tricia’s fundraising hike up Snowdon

Tricia standing on the sumit of Snowdon

Tricia was motivated to raise mone for Aniridia Network by her 8 year old granddaughter. Olivia is a very bright fun loving child with sporadic aniridia.

Her plan was to get sponsored to walk up and down Snowdon; the highest peak in England and Wales at 1085m. The total distance is about 8 miles and takes between 5 and 7 hours.

She wanted do it at Easter 2020. However, lockdown happened and the walk was postponed for a year.

My main preparation have been: walking my cocker spaniel further at a faster pace and also to go into the local town where there are many very steep streets. I’d get to the top of a hill catch my breath and start again, but nothing quite prepares you for Snowdon!

This May Tricia set out with her son Nathan.

I had decided to take the Pyg path as this looked the most gradual. Nothing could have been further from my impression as we very quickly hit steep pathways. Then the path would level out again with the most wonderful views of lakes and hills all around.

We were hit with hail twice as we continued up but it didn’t last long and the sun started to come out and burn away the clouds. There were magnificent views as the weather cleared,

The steepest area of the climb was a zigzag path that leads up to the gateway through to the walk up to summit. This gives you the greatest feeling of uphoria. Eureka! we’d made it!

Then back down again. I had the most wonderful feeling of achievement as we made it back to the car park. The climb was definitely harder than I thought it would be.

I’d like to thank Nathan for his support and patience on the climb.

I’m glad I was able to contribute to a very worthwhile cause,

Tricia claimed the £260 generously pledged by her friends, neighbours and colleagues.

A big thank you to Tricia, Nathan and all those who donated money to enable us to keep supporting children like Olivia with aniridia.

Nathan and brothers Sam and Dan recently raised £1,385 for Aniridia by doing a triathalon. That’s what gave Tricia the idea, She was already booked to go to north Wales and climb Snowdon so she felt it it made perfect sense to see if people would like to sponser her.

What could you get sponsored to do in aid of Aniridia Network? If a collection, cake sale or sponsored car wash is more you thing then we would appreciate that too. See all the ways you too can support Aniridia Network.

Dog, Nathan, Tricia with a walking sticking with Snowdon in the backgruond

About Aniridia Network

A charity support group for people with the genetic visual impairment aniridia and their families in the UK and Ireland. Our vision is that people with/associated with aniridia are hopeful, confident, supported and well informed regarding aniridia. Founded in 2000. First registered as a charity in 2011 and fully in 2018.
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