The weather was filthy but spirits high as Ada and Wendy Asquith, Kelly Rix, Emma Gwatkin, Chris Hyde, Tim Lawley, Hazel Davies, and Andrew Thomas (a fine cross-section of fitness and physique), walked, plodded, sang, laughed and on occasion cried their way to the summit where they cracked open a bottle of wine to celebrate their momentous achievement. They then made the two mile return trip to Storey Arms where, after pats on the backs and shakes of the hands, they realised other teams were already embarking on their third climb of the evening!
Whilst labelled ‘Ten-y-Fan’, the rules allowed for the ten climbs to be undertaken either individually, or as a group, each member of the team's climb being classed as one of the ten. So, having reached base camp with eight in the bag, Tim and Chris took it upon themselves to complete the ten by embarking on a second. Tim, for some unknown reason, went on to tackle a third climb, by which time it was silly o’clock in the morning and everyone else was tucked up in bed.