A Skegness firefighter conquered Mount Snowden along with friend Luke Thompson in Wales recently – in memory of his late Sister, Becky Vines (Featured picture).
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands.
But the climb was worth it for Daniel Vines when he reached the summit with his sisters resilience in mind in the early hours of August 6.
“As a lot of you know, my sister Becky Vines was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour over 10 years ago.
In December of last year we were given the heartbreaking news that the tumour had spread and she wouldn’t have long left.
As you can imagine this broke the whole family, but Becky being Becky fought strong.
Becky is a true inspiration to us all, she very rarely got upset and everyday woke up with a positive outlook.
She has a beautiful daughter who again has Becky’s resilience and positive outlook on life.
I’m unbelievably proud of all of them.
Macmillan and Marie Curie have supported us all through this heartbreaking journey and I want to start giving something back.”
Dan signed up to do a midnight hike up Snowdon in August of this year. And plans do at least one event a year.
You can still visit Dan’s Just Giving page at:
Here is a brief run-through of Dan’s achievement as he approached the summit:
“7 hrs and 12 miles up and down and my knees feel like they’re not mine. Awesome experience and for a fantastic cause close to my family’s heart…not sure i’d do it again mind! Said hi to ‘Becky ‘and ‘Marc’ at the top. Xx”