The challenge is open to strong walkers and runners

The challenge is open to strong walkers and runners

A Snowdonia mountain rescue team is on the lookout for adventurous runners and walkers who like a challenge.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation’s annual fundraising event the Oggie 8 takes place next month, with participants tackling eight 3,000ft mountains.

There are still a few places left for the event, which starts and ends at the team’s headquarters near the foot of Tryfan.

Chris Lloyd of the team said: “The mountain challenge is organised to help raise funds towards the £60,000 which is costs to run this mountain rescue team.

“Our aim is to have 100 people each raising £100 of sponsorship, in teams of four or more.

“Leaving Oggie Base, the teams climb four peaks on the Carneddau before descending into the Ogwen Valley and climbing four peaks on the Glyderau including Tryfan.

“And after all that hard work, there are certificates, goodies, prizes, food and drinks at Oggie Base.

“This event is open to all from the keen runners – 7hrs 48mins in 2013 – to those who just enjoy a closely supervised walk over the mountain tops.”

The Oggie 8 Challenge will take place on Saturday 2 August. Details are on the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation website.

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