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Prostate Cancer Research is looking for hikers who want to challenge themselves by taking part in a fundraising climb up Snowdon – set to take place on 19th and 20th June 2021. Founded in 1988, Prostate Cancer Research aims to develop and deliver breakthrough medicines and treatments to achieve a world where people are free from the impact of prostate cancer.
The idea of finding people to climb Snowdon to raise funds for prostate cancer research was dreamed up over 10 years ago by PCR Patron, Matt Rannamets, who had been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Matt was diagnosed in 2004, at the age of 57, and was told he had just two years to live. However, two years on and still fighting, he decided he wanted to give something back to the doctors and researchers who work so tirelessly to put an end to prostate cancer, and helped to prolong his prognosis – and so the original Snowdon 500 event was born!
Sadly, prostate cancer took Matt’s life in 2016, but his legacy lives on through this inspiring event which gives everyone the opportunity to get together for a common purpose, supporting prostate cancer research and loved ones who have been affected by the disease. Held over Father’s Day weekend, walkers can choose either the Snowdon Climb or Multi-Peak Climb. The routes vary in difficulty and distance, but both end on the summit of Snowdon. This year, a special virtual route is being added so that participants can take on the famous walk up Snowdon from anywhere in the world by climbing 361 flights of stairs at home or in their local area.
For Trek & Mountain readers who may have climbed Snowdon multiple times before, the challenging Multi-Peak Climb taking in four peaks and over 1600m of ascent, may well be an enticing challenge. Equally, if you can’t or don’t want to travel right now, the Virtual Snowdon Climb is just the ticket – you can do it without leaving home, and you can start anytime in June. Click HERE for more details.
A charity place costs £30 and challenges participants to raise at least £350 for Prostate Cancer Research. A self-funded place costs £79 and gives participants the flexibility to set their own target. The virtual option costs £10 to register.
More info: www.pcr.org.uk/snowdon