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On Saturday 26th May, 22 students from Essex Police College will be reaching new heights for Hamelin House by climbing the highest mountain in Wales.

These students are travelling to Wales to take a 9 mile hike up to the very peak of Snowdon.  And they will be doing it in fancy dress!  We have no idea what they will be dressed up as yet, but we cannot wait to find out.  We just hope that they do not choose anything that will be too uncomfortable for the hike.

Raising money for Hamelin House, our respite service for children with disabilities, this wonderful group will be hiking up 3,560ft.  On their GoFundMe page, they had this to say about the challenge: “This is going to test each and everyone, but we all have the determination to complete the climb and raise as much money as we can for this wonderful and rewarding charity.”

Although it might be difficult, we are sure that they will be able to reach their goal.  As part of their training to become the new faces of the Essex Police, they are aware of how important fitness is and are doing all that they can to ensure that they are fit enough for the climb.

If, however, they do feel like having a rest, they will be doing so in a beautiful location.  This craggy mountain was formed millions of years ago by volcanic activity and is the highest mountain in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands.  With numerous paths to the top, there is ample opportunity to see the vast nature reserve and to look out for the rare flora and fauna that made Snowdonia its home.  There is also a railway service, which could always be used on the way back!

We wish you all the best of luck with the climb and hope that Snowdon does not live up to its name in the bright and sunny month of May!  Its name comes from the Old English snaw dun, meaning it is often buried in a deep coat of snow.

To show your support, you can head over to their sponsor page here and leave a comment and/or sponsor them!

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