Brid school staff to climb Snowdon for charity

New Pasture Lane School staff doing a Mount Snowden challenge for Marie Curie Cancer Care - Anna Smith, Wendy Riley, Faye Barnard, Martin Coleman (assistant head), Louise Tulloch, Diane Scales. Also doing the trek are Nicola Dowson, Caroline Jones and Heather Clemens. (PA1321-13)
New Pasture Lane School staff doing a Mount Snowden challenge for Marie Curie Cancer Care - Anna Smith, Wendy Riley, Faye Barnard, Martin Coleman (assistant head), Louise Tulloch, Diane Scales. Also doing the trek are Nicola Dowson, Caroline Jones and Heather Clemens. (PA1321-13)

Only one of them has done it before but it’s a challenge they are happy to take on.

Climbing 3,560 feet to the summit of Snowdon in wildest Wales is what the assistant headteacher and eight of the staff at New Pasture Lane School will be doing this Saturday.

It will take them around six hours to complete the nine mile round trip to the top of the Welsh mountain and back.

Their aim is to raise cash for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

“Last year seven of us walked up Scafell Pike and raised £800,” said assistant head Martin Coleman, the only one in the group who has previous experience of the climb.

“After we had done that everyone said ‘let’s do it again’, so we decided on Snowdon for 2013. We have a lot of sponsorship forms out and hope to at least equal last year’s figure.”

The group – Anna Smith, Wendy Riley, Faye Barnard, Louise Tullock, Diane Scales, Nicola Dowson, Caroline Jones and Heather Clemens – will travel to Snowdonia National Park tomorrow and spend the night at a lodge, before setting off at 9am on Saturday for their mountain trek.

They will make their ascent up the old miner’s route and return on the Pyg route.