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GVA graduates conquer Mount Snowdon at night

Friday, 30 June 2017

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On Friday 23 June 2017, sixteen brave graduates from across GVA embarked on a climb to the summit of Mount Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, the highest mountain in England and Wales. Our graduates took on this challenge in North Wales to raise much-needed funds for the leading real estate adviser’s chosen charity, The Alzheimer’s Society.

The team successfully scaled the 3,560 foot mountain and have so far raised £4,600 with GVA matching every £1 raised for this great cause. Trekking to a height of around 3,000 ft and walking a distance of nearly 10 miles, our graduates completed the feat in less than four and a half hours. Natasha Lee, Corporate Responsibility Executive, who participated in the challenge, described the team’s efforts as “incredible”.

She said: “I was very impressed with how quickly we managed to get up and down the mountain. We set off at midnight from the hotel along the Llanberis path (nine miles, 3300 ft) and managed to stick together quite easily on the hike, as everyone was of a similar level of fitness. I want to give a shout out to Kevin Cockburn (Building Consultancy) who conquered Mount Snowdon on his birthday, and well done to Nick Dent (Valuation) and Kyle Williamson (Offices) for carrying the biggest bags. I think they thought we were doing a backpacking trip around Europe!”

The graduates fundraising page is still open for donations. Visit here.

For further information about our events or our charity partner, the Alzheimer’s Society, contact Corporate Responsibility Executive, natasha.lee@gva.co.uk or call 020 7911 2944.

GVA graduates conquer Mount Snowdon at night