TWO Costa Coffee baristas endured lashing hailstones and fierce winds when they conquered Snowdon on Monday.
Tracy Horner and Vicky Masters climbed the highest peak in England and Wales earlier this week to raise money for the Costa Foundation to help build schools and pay for teachers in deprived parts of Africa. Their fund raising total so far stands at just below £600.
Tracy said she was still recovering from the climb, which took around five hours in total.
“Because of the appalling weather it was harder coming down than it was going up. We managed to get to the peak but once we reached the top we couldn’t see each other or take pictures because it was too foggy,” she said.
“On the way back down we had to endure hailstones and strong winds which made things much harder.”
The charity challenge is an annual event at the coffee shop, which is in High Street, in Rugby town centre.
Tracy added: “The money will go to Uganda, where it will be spent on schools, teachers and school equipment for disadvantaged communities. We’d like to thank everyone who has sponsored us and we’re pleased to able to help such a worthy cause.”