Yasmin Stoneman’s fundraiser on behalf of John King Brain Tumour Foundation.
Congratulations Yasmin on completing The National 3 Peaks Challenge, which was an outstanding achievement.
In Yasmine’s own words, we share her experience.
“We did Nevis in 6 hours. The weather was fine but very cold at the top. Ben Nevis was a great achievement but unfortunately, I came across an injury walking down, with excruciating pain in both my knees which I have never experienced before on the practice walks.
On the way to Scafell Pike, I tried to prevent the pain by loading up on painkillers and rubbing tiger balm and ibuprofen gel into my knees. Walking up Scafell was fine, but I knew how much pain I would be in walking down so decided to turn back at 660m out of 900m and it certainly was the right decision.
To put it into perspective it took 1hr 30 mins up and 2hrs 15 mins down 🙁 the pain was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. The weather was horrendous as well we had torrential rain and 45mph winds in the pitch black!
At this point, I was 90% sure I wouldn’t be able to do Snowdon, but I still attempted it, I got 25 minutes in, and the pain was too much so had to turn back. I was so upset as I knew I could have done it if it wasn’t for my knees.
On the plus side, I did over half the challenge and raised an amazing amount of money (£2145) so all is not lost 🙂
I am going to do Snowdon at some point next year in my own time so I can say I have done it’.
If you would like to donate to this great cause, visit the Yasmin Stoneman gofundme page here.