Three St Albans colleagues conquer Snowdon

TORRENTIAL rain and battering winds failed to get the better of three charitable women who each climbed Snowdon for a different cause earlier this month.

While the sun was beaming down in St Albans, the three work friends from Flint Consulting in Bricket Wood conquered the Welsh mountain in dramatically different conditions.

And they were left with little time to dry out and recover from the climb as they had to complete the round trip in 12 hours, helped by their employer who paid for their hire car and petrol.

The trio – made up of Hannah McKeon, 26, from Park Street, Sarah Brimmer, 35, from Frogmore and Kate Bacon, 25, from St Albans – raised a total of �700 for their chosen charities, which were the MS Society, the British Heart Foundation and the NSPCC.

Hannah decided to take up the challenge in memory of her boyfriend’s father Tony Collins, who lost a long battle with multiple sclerosis on July 13 last year at the age of just 48. She raised �470 for the MS Society.

She said: “He would certainly have been having a good laugh at the soaked state we were in climbing that mountain! Hopefully the money raised will make a difference to someone suffering with this devastating disease.”

She added: “We expected the weather to be good as it was 31 degrees back home, however when we started climbing Snowdon we were faced with torrential rain and wind!

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“Battling against the elements made the walk a lot harder but we successfully reached the top and back in just over five hours.”