Iris Yee, a long time RoadPeace member and volunteer, will be leading her third charity hike to raise funds for Brake and RoadPeace.RoadPeace are very grateful for all her hard work over the years. Read more about the hike below
I’ve always likened hiking mountains to grief. You stand at the bottom and look up to the summit. It seems hard, and you doubt your ability to make it to the top.
But then you begin. You focus on placing one foot in front of the other. You stop when you need to take a rest. You look back to see how far you have come. You continue putting one foot in front of the other. And before you know it, you’ve made it to the top.
You stand at the summit and look back. You’ve done it. And look how far you have come!
I hiked Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) in 2013 on a charity hike for Brake, 3 months after I lost my long term partner, Lidia. Training for the event gave me focus, and an outlet for my grief.
In May of this year, I marked 10 years since her death. I can recall it like it was yesterday. Yet so much has changed and happened since.
I love being in nature, but especially in the mountains. The expansiveness of the mountains and the landscape helped me process and manage my grief and loss. It’s no surprise I now work outdoors in the mountains full time.
On Sunday September 3, I will be leading the third charity hike to support both Brake, the road safety charity, and RoadPeace, the National Charity for Road Crash Victims. So far, we have raised over £7500 for these 2 charities, who support those bereaved and injured by a road crash, and campaign for road safety and justice.
The current location for this years hike is Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park, from Glynatwe.
The hike distance will be between 13 to 15 miles in length, with an estimated 2126 feet ascent and 2282 feet in descent. This is equivalent to 213 flights of stairs up, and 228 steps down.
The hike will be challenging but achievable, with adequate training and preparation.
I would recommend practice walking the distance first, increasing it slowly. But you also need to add in stairs and hills.
There is a £15 registration fee per person. This is to cover the cost of a second qualified Mountain Leader, a friend and colleague of mine, to ensure your safety.
It also allows for varying pacing and any route variations, to suit the group. This includes the option to not summit for those who don’t want to.
More information will be sent once you book your place using the link here.
Remember to book one ticket per person. If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch.
I hope to see you in September.
Updated on: 14 July 2023