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Tanyfron woman, 70, hikes up Snowdon on birthday

Published date: 11 August 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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HIKING up a 1,085m mountain might not be a conventional way to mark a 70th birthday.

But that is exactly how one hardy Tanyfron woman marked the startof her eighth decade.

Christine Basey, of St Alban's Road, conquered Snowdon in aid of a number of charities.

She raised more than £800 for the British Heart Foundation, pets charity the Cinnamon Trust and Cancer Research UK after tackling the pyg track up Snowdonia’s highest peak.

Mrs Basey, who took part in the walk with daughter Alexandra and son-in-law Neil, said: "My 70th was coming up and I didn't want a traditional party.

“I didn't want any presents and I realised I'd never been up Snowdon - so that's why I did it."

They tackled the seven mile pyg route in two hours and 45 minutes.

Mrs Basey added: "I had great support from the family. My eldest daughter and my son-in-law came up the track with me.

"We left at about 7.30 in the morning and the weather was perfect, but because it was so hot, we had to leave my daughter's two border collies with my husband and my younger daughter - they came up on the train after us."

She added: "It was quite good - I do a lot of walking, so I had trained for it.

"The money's still coming in.

“I thought I'd only make about £500, but it's nearly £800 - so I'm really pleased."

To more information on how to donate to Mrs Basey’s trek fun call 01978 751487.

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