(Updated - 13.15)
We are within a few hundred yards of the summit but will not carry on all the way to the top - the visibility is very poor.
It's pretty cold up here with lots of snow everywhere. We are now coming down and hope to get back safely. Photos to follow later.(Updated - 12.15) Unseen
@unseenorg - Big shout out to the 6th formers of @ChancellorsSch climbing Snowdon in support of Unseen via @GivingNation http://bit.ly/YtTT8A(Updated - 11.15am)
We have now been walking since 9am and have another hour to go before we reach the summit.
It's been raining and there is about a foot of snow but the whole group is coping well.
Once we get to the peak, we will try to post some photos.(Updated - 4.00am)
- It's 4am and we are off. Hopefully the weather is going to be on our side.Charity Walk Update - 11th March
On Friday 12th April 2013 a team of 15 sixth form students, who were randomly selected out of 27 who volunteered, will attempt to walk up the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon, to raise awareness of human trafficking.
They will attempt to complete this challenge in 4 hours. You will be able to follow their progress from the early hours of Friday morning on this page.
This will be the pinnacle of their fundraising effort for the charity Unseen.
Please support them by making a donation through GivingNation
to this worthwhile charity.
Thank you for your supportSixth Form: Charity Expedition - 7th March
Human trafficking is a bigger problem now than ever before. Increasingly more and more individuals and families are being taken from their homes unwillingly and being transported to unfamiliar places and forced to work in horrendous conditions. There is an enormous criminal network trafficking, the UN estimates that nearly 4 million individuals are trafficked each year of which 1.2 million are children (more than were ever transported when the slave trade was legal). This is the most lucrative criminal industry after the illegal drug trade. Annual profits are thought to exceed Â£25 billion.
Unseen UK is a charity that aims to stop human trafficking and provide support in the following areas:
Prevention - To support and develop frontline projects that actively seek to help vulnerable people from becoming enslaved both here in the UK as a destination country and in source countries. To raise awareness of human trafficking and deliver training courses to inform and equip people to spot the signs of trafficking and subsequently know how to act.
Survivor support - To initiate and lead projects that will directly help survivors re-establish their lives, begin the process of recovering from the horrific ordeals they have been subjected to and avoid becoming re-enslaved.
Working with others - To work with government at all levels, its agencies, other NGOs and commercial businesses to raise awareness, gather information and act to prevent slavery and support survivors.
To raise awareness the 6th form are going to take a team up the tallest mountain in Wales, Snowdon. We plan to complete the route in 4 hours wiping two hours off the advised guide book time of 6 hours. The expedition will take place on the 12th of April and we plan to raise over Â£1000 for unseen UK. We will be updating you on our progress throughout the day.Follow this link to help support our cause.