An intrepid team of 12 Chester Queen’s School mums and members of staff became the Snowdon Challengers and raised nearly £1,800 for Children in Need.
Their mission was to cycle a hilly 19km route to their start point at the base of Snowdon, climb more than 3,500ft to the peak via the Snowdon Ranger path and return to the lake to undertake a shorter kayak challenge.
The bike ride threw up some steep climbs and exhilarating descents on both track and road and the team were grateful for their gear training advice and the support of all the Lower School teddy bears who came along for the adventure.
The climb was a real test of endurance. Some found it easier than others but it was gruelling at times for everyone - particularly on the steep climbs near the top.
A short walk later and they were picking up kayaks for a quick lesson and a race to the end. Unsurprisingly this was won by head of sport at the senior school Gemma Glynn, with headteacher Sarah Clark not far behind.
The Snowdon Challenge follows the success of the Commando Challenge last year. It is a part of a continued commitment on the part of Queen’s teaching staff to model resilience and determination to the pupils as part of the school’s Fitness For All campaign.
The team are still raising money for Children in Need. Visit the Queen’s Commandos’ Snowdon Challenge JustGiving page to support them.