Im laying on a bed trying to doze in the middle of a bright afternoon. Why? Tonight I am climbing Mt. Snowdon in North Wales in aid of CARE International. (I'm raising money in addition to PR photography).  

 

MOUNT SNOWDON AT SNOWDONIA, LLANBERIS, UK ON 15/05/2015MOUNT SNOWDON AT SNOWDONIA, LLANBERIS, UK ON 15/05/201515/05/2015 at Snowdonia, Llanberis. Picture by Julie Edwards

If you have read my blog before, the name CARE should be familiar to you. If you have not read before (why not?) it may not. CARE was formed more than 60 years ago, at the end of World War II in 1945 (more history).

Back to today; I am resting as we start the walk (climb) at Midnight with the aim of reaching the summit at 4:30 in time for the 5:20 sunrise. 

MOUNT SNOWDON AT SNOWDONIA, LLANBERIS, UK ON 15/05/2015MOUNT SNOWDON AT SNOWDONIA, LLANBERIS, UK ON 15/05/201515/05/2015 at Snowdonia, Llanberis. Picture by Julie Edwards

I always feel at home when i come to this part of the country, I am not sure why but I have a real affinity and connection to the place (I find it a bit weird considering I was raised in the city and the only sport I was ever good at was sailing - giving me a strong connection to the sea). Sitting on some rocks watching the clouds pass Snowdon (I could not quite see the mountain but knew where it was) I have to say it did not look that welcoming, something my host for the weekend confirmed when he checked all the the local weather forecasts and added his knowledge. Its going to be cold. (In fact one of the forecasts suggests snow above 700M). 

MOUNT SNOWDON AT SNOWDONIA, LLANBERIS, UK ON 15/05/2015MOUNT SNOWDON AT SNOWDONIA, LLANBERIS, UK ON 15/05/201515/05/2015 at Snowdonia, Llanberis. Picture by Julie Edwards

With very poor visibility forecast also I'm not sure there will be many landscape photos brought back down with me, in fact I'm just hoping its clear enough to get photos of the other walkers!

I'm no landscape photographer but the images show how it was this afternoon. Mind you - does not look as if this chap is bothered.

MOUNT SNOWDON AT SNOWDONIA, LLANBERIS, UK ON 15/05/2015MOUNT SNOWDON AT SNOWDONIA, LLANBERIS, UK ON 15/05/201515/05/2015 at Snowdonia, Llanberis. Picture by Julie Edwards

Drop back to see how i got on...