Six service users from Autism Together conquered the tallest mountain in Wales this month, as part of an ‘adventure week’ towards their ASDAN residential award.
Jake Sanguinetti, Mark Medenica, Liam Sharp, Daniel Roger, Daniel Beard and Christopher Molloy enjoyed a week of challenges, adventures and entertainment in North Wales, culminating in a six-hour 1085-metre hike up Mount Snowdon.
The challenge was set to help promote life skills and independence, with the men staying in a self-catering bunkhouse in Capel Curig, Snowdonia. During the week they did their own shopping, cooking, cleaning and planned and prepared equipment for the daily activities and adventures.
Service user Jake Sanguinetti said:
“It was brilliant, especially visiting Gelert’s grave in Bedgelert and summiting Mount Snowdon.”
As well as the mountain hike, the group enjoyed map reading and navigation, night walks, making open fires, shelter building and setting up hammocks.
Neil Murphy, activity manager at Autism Together, who lead the group, was really pleased with how the week went. He said:
“The group amazed me with not only taking part in activities but achieving the goals set. They all gave 100 per cent and pulled together as a team, preparing dinner, map reading and conquering Mount Snowdon. They should all be very proud of themselves. Amazing work – well done.”