13 teams climbled to the top of Mount Snowdon

Another year, another amazing Snowdon Push.

13 teams took part in Back Up’s challenge event this year and made it their job to climb all the way up and down the highest peak of Mount Snowdon in North Wales. On Saturday July 11, each team of up to 16 people including a wheelchair user pushed, pulled, wheeled and climbed Snowdon with everything they’ve got.

With an almost record-breaking time of 2 hours and 51 minutes, Team Equinox raced up the mountain and past the competition to pick up Back Up’s trophy for Fastest Team.

The teams weren’t just competing for fastest climb of the mountain. They have been also tirelessly fundraising since they took on the challenge – all in support of Back Up. Over the weekend, each and every one of the participants went above and beyond their targets, raising over £50,000 for our charity.

Joe Gadd, whose team took home the prize for Top Fundraisers, said about the Push: "I've been involved with Back Up for a couple of years now and they helped me to get over my spinal cord injury and come to terms with things. They are a great charity and I'm so happy to raise money for them." Joe has raised almost £7,000 with his team for Back Up.

Team Summit Amazing went away with the Top Corporate Fundraising prize thanks to their support from the Royal Bank of Scotland. Team Withers, who went through hell and back and still came running  to the final checkpoint,  got the biggest round of applause at the Push after party and went home with the Spirit of the Push award.

The Push will be returning on July 1-3 2016 for Back Up's 30th anniversary. For more information on the Push and to register early for 2016, click here and contact Jo at jo@backuptrust.org.uk or call 020 8875 6722.