Snowdon charity climb for Royal Wootton Bassett firefighters

By Barrie Hudson - 27 September 2023


Firefighters from Royal Wootton Bassett will head for North Wales this weekend to take on Mount Snowdon – in full fire kit.

The group will leave the town on Friday afternoon, ready for the 1,085m ascent the following morning.

They will use the Miner's Path, which will take them past three bodies of mountain water before sending them on a steep final climb.

The decision to do the climb came from the crew, who wanted to come together to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity as a team.  

Watch Manager Tom McInerney said: “We have been doing some extra training to prepare for the climb as we will be wearing fire kit, which is heavy in itself. 

"As well as the fire kit, we will also have to carry refreshments and any other essentials. We’re hoping for good weather but not too hot, and we’ll have some collection tins with us in the hope that other walkers on the mountain will show some support!” 

The Fire Fighters Charity provides help to serving and retired personnel, their widows, widowers and young dependants through the provision of sheltered accommodation, recuperative facilities, rehabilitation and therapy, as well as giving financial support to those who need it. 

The charity works with some 10,000 beneficiaries every year at a cost of £12 million per annum, and these services are financed almost exclusively by fundraising. More information can be found at

People can support the firefighters in their epic challenge here.




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