“It was fantastic, absolutely amazing; you can’t beat standing on top of Snowdon at 7.30pm on a Saturday night.”
So says smitten mountaineer Keith Bamber, principal of London consultancy Bamber Forsyth.
Bamber, four company members and two hangers-on scaled Crib Gogh and Snowdon last week. They mounted a rickety ladder to a slate quarry mine and valiantly battled against vertigo.
“It’s not advisable to look down, it’s pretty steep,” admits one climber, adding “you’ve got to be completely mad to do this, it’s not a trip for the faint-hearted.”
According to Bamber, the trip wasn’t planned. “We got an e-mail message, and we went to Snowdon for no particular reason,” he says.