In September, Jake and myself (Matt) will be wild camping in the welsh mountains for the night before attempting to climb Snowdon via the challenging Watkins Path, whilst raising money for young suicide prevention charity PAPYRUS.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
We are doing this to raise money for PAPYRUS, a UK charity that aims to create a society that speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts. PAPYRUS exists because far to many young people are losing their lives to suicide; we must as individuals, families and communities shatter the stigma around suicide. PAPYRUS run a helpline for young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, whilst equipping communities with the suicide prevention tools they need, and also influence national social policy.
Recent surveys show depression has doubled during lock-down, especially in younger people.
Your donations will go straight to PAPYRUS and will be used for life saving work here in the UK. However, breaking the stigma on suicide is really important, so whether you can donate or not, please do some research into mental health and how you can help yourself and others.
You can read more about PAPYRUS by clicking here
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
We will be wild camping for one night at the base of Snowdon not far from Beddgelert (Don't worry, we have permission from the land owner!). The following morning we will set off up the mountain via the stunning yet challenging Watkins Path. Starting off in ancient woodland before passing many beautiful waterfalls, the path then turns into a difficult scree climb to the top. Whilst not being the hardest way to get to the summit, it is definitely one of them! Below are a few pictures of the Watkins path.
Ancient woodland near the start of the walk.
The path as it begins to get steeper.
Into the clouds!
The hardest part of the climb, as the path runs out... (Thank you Phil for the pictures!)
We are hoping to do this on the 19th of September, but this date is flexible due to the Weather and Corona-virus. If travelling to Wales becomes unsafe, we will keep you fully updated on our plans and changes.
Please consider donating as this is a cause close to our hearts. Together we can help prevent suicide and support those effected by it. Thank you.