Last month, Propel’s own James Webb, Phil Rees and Ben Mayo conquered Snowdon in the ‘brutal but beautiful’ Man vs. Mountain race in North Wales.

Starting at the majestic Caernarfon Castle, our team of three tackled the gruelling but awesome ascent to the summit of Snowdon before making their way downhill where they faced the formidable “all out” vertical kilometre - a timed 1km sprint uphill.

Not getting any easier the race then offered up an abseil down a slate crag, a hazardous descent complete with obstacles provided by both Mother Nature and race officials, before culminating in an aquatic assault course and “swim” to the finish (special thanks to the Llanberis rescue team for fishing Phil from the water).

This was a fantastic achievement from James, Phil and Ben and now the stiffness in the legs has gone, there’s talk of taking part next year and involving more of the Propel team.

So what made them take on this challenge? This year Propel’s chosen charity is Teenage Cancer Trust and we have been raising money through a number of activities to support the outstanding job they do providing expert treatment and transforming the lives of young people suffering from cancer in the UK.

Through the support of friends, family and the Propel team they raised £1415 (plus £313 Gift Aid) in completing Man vs. Mountain. Alongside this, we raised £480 earlier in the year when a few of the team took part in a 5k race in Greenwich Park.

In recognition of the team’s achievements, any contributions would be greatly appreciated. Please visit our JustGiving page and donate what you can.