With the recent loss of Alan Elms, a very valued and respected member of the Starbank team who lost his battle with cancer aged 46 in April this year, Starbank staff wanted to honour his memory by climbing Mount Snowdon. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales standing 1085 meters above sea level.
The day started with an early rise as staff started making their way to the Snowdonia National Park from 4:30am with a view to start at around 7am. Out of the six possible routes up to the summit, Starbank staff chose to take the most challenging Pyg track. This route involves navigating the most rugged terrain that Snowden has to offer over a 7 mile round trip which ascended 723 meters in total.
With the weather turning against everyone for most of the day, the trek up to the summit was made even more challenging. With the rain soaking through to the skin as well as making it slippery under foot, it was inevitable there would be some falls along the way. this however didn’t dampen spirits and the team spurred on to the top.
Even though everyone is aching in the factory and office this week, they can all be proud of themselves for the great effort they put in for the life of a great guy.