Sara and Vikki at the top of Mount Snowdon

On the 26th June, Sara and Vikki climbed Mount Snowdon (the highest mountain in England and Wales!) to raise funds and awareness for people living with the painful genetic skin blistering condition, EB. After having a conversation one evening and realising that Snowdon was on both of their bucket lists, they decided to climb the mountain in June, even though Sara is not keen on heights!

Vikki is a teaching assistant and was inspired to take on this challenge for DEBRA by one of her pupils who lives with EB.

Getting to know a child recently with EB made our chosen charity an easy decision.  This young girl is such a brave, happy, wonderful person and doesn't let her daily struggles of having EB stop her from smiling!  She is an inspiration to all that meet her.  We wore our t shirts with pride on that mountain and it made the climb so much more special.

Despite taking on the challenge in June, the weather was showing warnings of gusts of 40mph, rain, thunder, lightning, and mist. Luckily they managed to avoid it by setting off at 6am!

We were quite apprehensive about the weather as reports were showing gusts, rain and thunder- not what you want when your at the summit! So we set off early to avoid it. We were lucky as when we reached the top, the views were beautiful. It was about an hour later when we were on our way down that the mist started to come in so the early start was worthwhile.

A huge thank you to Sara and Vikki for taking on this challenge to raise funds to help #StopThePain for people living with EB.

The climb didn’t disappoint! It was an amazing experience - and how incredible that we were able to raise some money for such an amazing charity.  


How can you play your part to #StopThePain for people living with EB?