Four intrepid explorers from F & P have conquered Mount Snowdon to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Research.

Supported by donations from many suppliers, commercial director Steve Tarrant, heating category manager John Byrne, bathrooms category director Shane Knight and commercial manager Alasdair Watson pledged to scale the mountain in October, each taking it in turn to have a Glow-worm Energy boiler strapped to their backs during the seven-mile hike.

Following the Pyg Track, which has an ascent of 740 meters and starts at the top of Pen y Pass before rising steadily with imposing views of Crib Goch, the walkers battled the worst of the British weather to reach the summit, encountering rain, hail, more rain, heavy mist and poor visibility.

The team reached the peak in just five hours, posing for photographs at the top before starting a more gradual descent to Llanberis. On achieving their goal, Steve Tarrant, commercial director for F & P, said: "We are really grateful to all the valued suppliers, family and friends who supported us with kind donations before we embarked on our challenge. Climbing to the top of Mount Snowdon with a weighty boiler strapped to your back is not something you would choose to do every day but we had a worthy cause to get behind and that kept us going through the wind, rain and the hail. Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we managed to raise a total of £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Research, which was a fantastic result. We’d definitely do it again!"