Friends Conquer Ben Nevis

A group of friends conquered Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, in September for Prostate Cymru. Neil Butcher and friends from Pyle, Bridgend took on the challenging trek on Friday 13th September to support men with benign prostate disease and prostate cancer.

Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands stands at 1345 metres (4411 feet) above sea level. It attracts walkers and climbers from around the world and is part of the British Three Peaks challenge along with Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales.

The team experienced a range of weather including rain, cloud and sunshine as they headed towards the summit. The rocky and uneven terrain underfoot added to the challenge for the walkers as they completed the trek. At the summit and key points on route, the team displayed Welsh flags and a banner showing their support for the charity. The team also wore Prostate Cymru t-shirts, though due to the changeable weather conditions these were often under many other layers of clothing!

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