I am back from a fantastic weekend away, and I am proud to announce that Team Honk did it - we climbed Snowdon!
I had a brilliant time, I met some wonderful people, and most importantly we raised a fantastic amount for Comic Relief.
We began the day by kitting ourselves up in the car park at the bottom - our feet comfortable in new hiking socks from Hi-Tec and our bottoms suitably clad in gorgeous lacy red underwear from Who Made Your Pants?, which brought us lots of attention!
The hike started off deceptively smoothly, along a nice even path past some pretty lakes. We stopped for a break next to one of the frozen lakes, enjoying some yummy brownies from Gower Cottage to take our minds off the steep path we could see looming in the distance. Then we braced ourselves as the going became really tough, first climbing up a slippery rocky path, then trudging uphill through the snow as we zig zagged up the mountain. It was tough going, and pretty treacherous in parts. I don't have many photographs as I didn't dare take my eyes away from my feet!
We were so lucky with the weather, it would have been very different if it had been misty or raining. As it was we had beautiful sunshine, and it was so warm that I didn't need nearly all the layers that I had packed. We ate our lunch on the summit - a filling packed lunch supplied by the Youth Hostel Association (who also treated us to a meal the evening before and breakfast before we set off).
It was an amazing feeling to be at the summit, there was such an enormous sense of achievement. I don't think any of us wanted to come down!
We walked back a different way, which was longer but less steep. Then Mummy Barrow met us at the bottom for congratulations and a well earned drink.
We were an amazing group of bloggers (and others!), and I feel privileged to have shared this experience with them all. If you want to read (and listen to!) what they all had to say about our trip, and see some fabulous photos, then have a look at these:
Annie at Mammasaurus
Mari at Mari's World
Kate at Kate Takes 5
Laura at My Internal World
Steph at I'm Counting UFOs
T at Mummy Barrow
Mari at Britmums
Hannah at CupcakeMumma
Kat at Kat A Pillar
Gemma at Hello It's Gemma
JallieDaddy at Whiskey for Aftershave
Mari at Mari's World - a vlog
And there are also some fantastic videos from The Alexander Residence:
Behind the Scenes - The Real Team Honk Snowdon
Video Diary Day 1
Assembling for the climb
At the summit
As well as some other articles about the climb:
Congratulations from Hi-Tec
We have raised an incredible £5200 so far, but it's not too late to sponsor us. If you would like to show your admiration, please consider sponsoring Team Honk Snowdon here!