IKCA Volunteers Conquer Mount Snowdon

In the last days before Ramadan, 13 intrepid volunteers set out to climb the highest peak in Wales in aid of cancer patients in Pakistan.

The IKCA Snowdon challengers travelled from Birmingham, Bradford, Nottingham, London and other towns far and wide across the UK, to gather at Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd on May 29th. The elements were on our side, with clear skies from the morning, and warm weather throughout the day.

“It was a lovely sunny day,” says team leader Ikhlaq Sawant, “but the hot temperatures meant we had to stock up on water and some people ran out of it.”

It took around 6 hours for the entire group to complete the challenge. Though the focus of the trek was to make it as enjoyable as possible for everyone involved, without rushing.

“We were challenged physically,” says Humzah Rahman, who embarked on the climb with his father, uncle and friend. “But we received so much motivation and support from IKCA staff as we trekked to the peak.”

“The whole experience was both rewarding and huge fun.” Humzah continues. “I do hope I can join IKCA again next year to do the three peak challenge. I look forward to vanquishing Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike. And it’s for such a great cause! I’d like to thank everyone at IKCA for giving us this great opportunity. I’d strongly encourage more people to take part.”

With donations and sponsorships still rolling in, it’s still early to know how much our challengers raised. But a very special lady, who’s preferred not to be named, has already surpassed her target with a staggering £800! This will be a lifeline for our patients at Shaukat Khanum Hospital (SKMCH) over the Holy Month.


If you’d like to take part in the 3PC challenge this year, sign up now for the IKCA Ben Nevis trek.

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