On Saturday 16 June, some of our fearless Bedlington Academy staff climbed the challenging Ben Nevis to raise money and awareness for Anthony Nolan, a UK charity that works in the areas of leukaemia and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Ben Nevis, located in Lochaber Scotland, is the highest mountain in the British Isles, standing at an impressive 1,345 metres above sea level.
The route saw the team travel through the valley of the Red Burn up onto the lower slopes of Ben Nevis then meeting the halfway point at Loch Meall an t-Suidhe. They then moved steadily up the 'pony track' path before finally reaching the summit, greeted by snow, rain and hail. After taking in the amazing views the team headed back down for a well-deserved cuppa!
Mr Hinshaw commented: "Congratulations to all walkers as Ben Nevis is no afternoon stroll, made all the more challenging due to the weather!"
Well done to our amazing staff that took part: Miss Hutton, Mrs Lynn, Mrs Goodwill, Mr Smith and Mr Hinshaw.
The climb was in aid of Jacob's Journey, a sponsorship that Mrs Gray's family are supporting as her nephew, Jacob, was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia last year.
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