We were all prepared and ready for the climb with the children extremely excited. We drove to the mountain from our accommodation nice and early ready for a 9am climb.
The weather was extremely windy, which was against us, we managed to reach halfway after 2.5 hours and were in quite a wet windy environment which was blowing us around quite a bit.
We spoke to people coming back past us, they were all advising us that the 80/90 mph winds further up were very dangerous and to really think about our next steps. There was no way I could let everyone down, we continued and bravely battled through, sticking close to a tour group that was in front of us for our own safety.
When we literally had no energy left, we were informed there was just 30 minutes left to the top. We perked up, gave it everything and we did it! People at the top were praising us for the amazing effort we all put in and how we made it.
The extreme conditions made our climb very very challenging, meaning that we were up and down in 7 hours. We are all very proud of how we kept it together and did an amazing challenge together for an amazing charity.
We raised way over our target hitting £1,185 and I am extremely proud of that too. On our way down the mountain, a group of nurses from Gloucestershire heart division noticed our T-shirts and gave us a very kind donation of £15 to the charity. They were very proud of us and I added the donation to my giving page.
Amanda, Daniel & Emily Armitage