On Sunday 19th August drummers are dropping their drumsticks and cracking out the hiking boots to climb 9 miles up and 9 miles down the highest mountain in Wales! Led by walking group Fillyaboots, members and supporters of the band will trek approximately 7 hours from Llanberis Railway Car Park right up to the summit of Snowdon.
The sponsored climb is part of Katumba’s ongoing efforts to raise funds for raise funds for a much needed new van.
Katumba bass player and Fillyaboots guide Rebecca Glover said “This beautiful 7 hour trek is open to all levels – we will only walk as fast as our slowest walker. There is a cafe at the summit of Snowdon so we can all celebrate our climb with some cake and a cup of tea (or maybe something a little stronger; they serve some fine local Welsh ales in the café!).”
To join the hike, book via the Fillyaboots website on the link below. This is to ensure the guide knows who to contact in case of emergency, and nobody gets left behind!
Scroll down the page to reach Walk 344, 19th August – all walks on the site are in chronological order, and there sure are a lot of them!
**Entry to the walking group is a minimum donation of £5 to be paid to the guide (Rebecca Glover) on the day. Walkers are encouraged to raise sponsorship from friends, family, co-workers, neighbours, etc. Sponsorship forms can be collected from Katumba reps, or please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a digital copy**
WHAT WILL I NEED?
+ plenty of water
+ packed lunch for climbing fuel
+ sunblock. Yes, Wales can get sunny too!
+ waterproof (kag in a bag, anyone?)
+ no denim – it’s heavy, chafes and drags when wet.
+ Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but a decent pair of trainers will suffice (probably best to leave the flip flops at home!)
For more information on the walk, contact us at email@example.com