Charlie’s fantastic account of Y6 Snowdon summit walk
July 11, 2022

Rydal Penrhos pupil Charlie provided a tremendous account of his experience alongside Year 6 during their recent trek up Mount Snowdon.

Year 6 pupils at Rydal Penrhos got the chance to participate in a number of exciting activities to conclude their time at the Prep School. A wonderful way to recognise their exceptional dedication to their studies, extra-curricular interest and being strong role models for younger pupils looking to follow in their footsteps.

One that always generates a significant amount of excitement is their annual trek up Mount Snowdon, which was greeted by glorious sunshine on Monday 20 June. Although it was a testing challenge, Year 6 rose to the occasion to achieve the target of scaling the summit in fine fashion.

We were thrilled to receive a detailed account of the excursion from Charlie, who was part of the Prefect team and provided more detail about what transpired throughout the day.

Rydal Penrhos Snowdon trek: Charlie’s story

We had to walk up SNOWDON, the biggest mountain in Wales!!!

We left at 8.30am on the school bus, everyone was nervous but excited at the same time. We finally arrived there and we all jumped out ready to take it on.

Honey gave us some flapjacks which boosted all of our energy. The sun was beaming down on us as we started to walk.

Myself, Oscar and Seren were leading the way with Mr Pyves at the front. After a while, we came across a slippery rock that we had to walk over.

Mr Pyves went first and I followed, it was like trying to walk on ice. I slipped a couple of times but managed to steady myself on my feet again.

We luckily all made it over and finally stopped for a break. I reached into my bag and felt the kit-kat chunky, I pulled it out and demolished it in seconds!

We set off again and marched through the blinding sunlight. We were all feeling a bit hot and sweaty, making sure we drank enough throughout the day.

My ankles began to ache but the determination in my head kept me going. Up and up, we climbed walking past many people as Harry chatted to everyone passing by!

Finally, we could all see the summit, I felt so relieved. It looked like there were another 2 miles to go, but it only took us half an hour.

We stopped for lunch before we reached the summit because there was a humongous queue ahead. We sat down all exhausted and devoured our lunch.

We raced into the queue before it got any bigger and eventually I reached the very top. The views were amazing, we could see Anglesey and many mountains, it was beautiful.

We all returned to the bus with bright red cheeks, smiley faces and tired legs. I made it up Snowdon and ticked it off my bucket list!

Thanks so much to Charlie for this amazing account and well done to Year 6! Enjoy the summer holidays before the next stage of your journey at Rydal Penrhos Senior School.


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