Into the chilly pre-dawn mountain air of Snowdonia, Wales, at the
horrifyingly early time of 04:15 AM on Saturday the 5th of June, an
all-vegan team of two girls and six guys from the Extreme Vegan Sporting
Association departed towards a precipitous vertical ridge. After scaling
Crib Goch's infamous knife-edged pinnacles, they continued on towards the
summit of Mt Snowdon Wales'; highest peak, at 3,560 feet. From there they
proceeded to climb all of Wales' fifteen 3,000 foot peaks in the same day!
They finished at the far end of Snowdonia, close to midnight.
The official 15 peaks route covers 21.5 miles (35 km) and requires 9,800
feet (3,000 m) of ascent, and was completed in 17 hrs 30 mins. Yet not even
this was enough punishment for Team Vegan, so they also ascended Crib Goch
and Mt Snowdon (most teams start there) and ascended an additional summit
twice (interpretation: they can't navigate). In total they covered around 27
miles (43 km), and ascended around 4,000 m, in 20 hrs 15 mins. For both
their training and challenge they relied solely on vegan boots and gear, and
were fueled entirely by vegan food, some of which was supplied by their
kindly vegan sponsors.
Check out the photos and story from this epic vegan challenge at
www.vegan15peaks.info , and stay
tuned for future vegan adventures, at
Proudly brought to you by the Extreme Vegan Sporting Association. Please
forward as appropriate thank you!