Friday brings challenge number 2 of 4. I have been feeling quite confident about this next challenge. I do quite a lot of walking so what’s a few extra hills to add to the equation? I was quite shocked when Geraint mentioned that it would take 6 hours, not including a lunch break and realised that this would be quite a step up from what I’m used to, but the company would be good and the views would be amazing.
Over the last weekend, I planned to go on a couple of walks around Brecon in preparation. However, Sundays walk was cancelled due to a weather warning and with Tuesdays forecast looking just as bad, I just couldn’t find the motivation. Still, it could all change in a couple of days couldn’t it?……………not according to the Met Office
Fri 8 Jun
Overcast with outbreaks of rain throughout, persistent and heavy at times with hill fog, especially on western upslopes. Strong westerly winds will strengthen later in the afternoon, reaching gale-force at height.
So, yesterday I purchased some new waterproofs and tomorrow I will be purchasing plenty of energy bars. We may need a change of route (don’t want anybody getting blown off) but come rain or shine, we will be tackling Snowdon. At the low points we can remind ourselves why we are doing this – to celebrate 20 years of Environment Wales and to publicise the great work that are registered projects are doing every day. It is also an opportunity for us to help people make small changes which will reduce their impact on the environment. We are asking everyone to sponsor us by doing simple steps such as eating vegetarian for 1 day a week, or buying seasonal vegetables or cutting down on plastic for a couple of months. If you haven’t already done so, please log on and help us to reach our target and pass onto to friends, families and colleagues.
The page will also tell you about the other challenges that we are doing over the year. Please feel free to contact us and offer suggestions or even join us, after all we are doing this for all the groups that we work with across Wales.
Julie, TCV Development Officer