Published On: Fri, May 23rd, 2014 on 11:11 am

Students reach for the top in Mount Snowdon charity climb

Carlton Bolling College Trekkers

On route to the top of Mount Snowdon

Students from a Bradford school have raised money for refugees by hiking up the highest mountain in Wales.

Year 12 trio Suliyman Khan, Shamshul Ali and Muhammad Ibbad hiked up the mountain during the Easter holidays to raise money for the Interpal charity.

Also accompanied by teacher Kasim Hafesji, the Carlton Bolling College students raised £1,213 before joining others from across the country who went on to scale the mountain, which stands 1,085 metres above sea level.

Suliyman told the Yorkshire Standard: “It was quite challenging at the beginning but we managed to complete it within four hours. It was a very nice experience, everyone helped and motivated each other.

“The main challenge though was getting to the last quarter, because quite a few rocks were in our way that we had to get on top of. It was hot as well so we got dehydrated a lot.”

During the challenge, some of the trekkers went on a different path that may have taken a turn for the worst if someone slipped.

Shamshul said: “Instead of going along with the path, we decided we would take a shortcut and climb up it. We did slip, but we managed to hold on to eachother, push forward and go to the top.”

Ibrahim Dar, fundraising manager at Bradford’s Interpal branch, was very pleased with the students’ achievements.

He said: “We would like to wish everyone who took part a massive congratulations, especially the students who raised over £1,000 for the charity.

“They enjoyed their trekking, raised money in helping those in need and they’ve done proud for themselves, their families and their school.”

The trio hope to trek up Ben Nevis, an even higher mountain, this coming August.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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