In our July 2010 issue, we shared news about a group of plant fuelled mountaineers who were off to climb seven peaks, one on each of the seven continents. In this issue, we share news of another group of plant powered folks who have accomplished another highly impressive feat: climbing all 15 Welsh mountains above 3,000 feet, in the same day.
On 5 Jun, at the ungodly hour of 4 am, this all-vegan team donned head-torches and weaved their way through the pre-dawn mist to an infamous knife-edge ridge, rising out of the gloom. They would have to climb thousands of feet up its sheer edge to reach the summit of Wales' highest peak, Mt Snowdon. And that was only the start point. Fortunately, however, they were fueled by a range of scrumptious gourmet vegan goodies. They also had the added motivation of fund-raising for 1/2 dozen worthy animal charities.
For further information and pictures see www.vegan15peaks.info. The event was
organised by the Extreme Vegan Sporting Association, www.extremevegansports.org, who aim to showcase vegan fitness, and led by Lupine Adventure Co-operative www.lupineadventure.co.uk, who provide expert
mountain guides and publicity. Five of the participants are undertaking a further challenge in August and a regular vegan hill walking group is being set up in Wales: for further details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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