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Newtown firefighters to carry ladders to Snowdon summit

13/06/2018 15:00

On Sunday, 10th June 2018, firefighters from Newtown Fire Station climbed to the summit of Snowdon, but this was no ordinary expedition to the highest peak in Wales, as the Newtown Crew did so whilst carrying a fire and rescue ladder.

This challenge was undertaken by fully trained firefighters, therefore, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service urge members of the public not to attempt to replicate this challenge as it could endanger lives.

The aim of the event was to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides life-enhancing services to the fire and rescue community.

Speaking after the event, Watch Manager Dave Latham from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said, “This was a new and exciting challenge for the Newtown Crew which will hopefully generate as much money as possible for The Fire Fighters Charity.

We began our expedition at Llanberis in the morning and followed the Llanberis path up to the summit. The crew have trained and planned meticulously for this event and everyone involved worked so hard to get the #Laddertothetop during the hot weather conditions. On behalf of the crew members involved, I would like to give a special thanks to all the friends and families of Fire Service personnel for their support on the day, not to forget the achievement of the Fire Cadets who also joined us every step of the way. The support given by members of public was overwhelming and the reception we received on reaching the summit was truly amazing and a once in a lifetime experience.

The running costs of The Fire Fighters charity are over £9 million a year, which is almost entirely funded through donations from the fire community and public, therefore it is vital that we continue to support them whilst they support firefighters and their families in times of need.

We would greatly appreciate your support through a donation, however big or small, to such an important charity. Please visit the Newtown Fire Station's Ladder Carry to the Summit of Snowdon – Just Giving Page or text FSTN99 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070.”

You can also donate today by visiting

Follow the crew through their social media accounts:

Twitter: @newtownfirestn Instagram: newtown_fire_station and show your support using the #Laddertothetop