Triumphant trio who work in Brentford have returned from their first mountain climbing fundraising expedition.

Initial Medical's Mark Sims, service manager from Brentford, Mark Barker, service technician from Hayes, and Teresa Jones, service support officer from Edgware, conquered Mount Snowdon in under seven hours and were beaming with pride at summit point, last Saturday (12).

Collectively they have also beat their £1,083 target in aid of Malaria No More and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Mark Barker, service technician from Hayes, and Teresa Jones, service support officer from Edgware, conquering Mount Snowdon
 

Mr Sims, 43, who is already thinking something bigger and better for next year such as Ben Nevis, said: "I was buzzing.

"I found first nine miles the hardest.

"When I was on the ridge I was in my element.

"I am very proud of all three of us. We started as a team and finished as a team.

"It was a once in a lifetime experience."

During the mount they endured sunshine on the lower grounds but by the time they reached the summit point the weather changed dramatically and they were greeted by heavy winds, rain and mist.

Mrs Jones said: "The whole thing was tough for me.

"There are three parts to the climb and we started off with the difficult one.

"We were on Red Ridge route (Crib Goch) and as we haven't done this before did not expect it to be a lot of scrambling.

"It got easier when I knew I was coming to the finish point.

"At summit for about 20 minutes I couldn't see where I was going.

"The highlight was reaching the summit and when I got to it - it was almost like being in heaven."

Preparing for the climb.

Initial Medical's Brentford employees Mark Sims, service manager from Brentford, and Teresa Jones, service support officer from Edgware, are ready for their charity climb of Mount Snowdon.

On a normal day the three are used to managing clinical and dental waste disposal for hundreds of businesses and organisations across London and the South.

Initial Medical services charity of the year is Malaria No More.

The company's employees are requested to do one charitable event a year.

Donate at:  https://www.justgiving.com/teams/medicalbrentford