Yesterday, mountaineer, Sir Chris Bonington carried the London 2012 Olympic Torch to the summit of Snowdon using the Snowdon Mountain Railway.
The summit 1085m above sea level saw a sizeable crowd gather to watch Sir Chris Bonington hold the Olympic flame aloft. Bonington who began his career 61 years ago climbing Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain, said that it was a “notable first” for himself to travel up the mountain using the narrow gauge railway constructed in the 80’s.
Moments before recieving the torch, Bonington tweeted:
About to board train to Snowdon summit to carry Olympic torch on top. 1st time I’ve been there by train. Glorious day!!!!
— Chris Bonington (@ChrisBonington) May 29, 2012
Following the event Bonington said “The honour of carrying this torch, and joining other torchbearers around the United Kingdom, the whole thing is wonderful.”
On Saturday 9th June, the Olympic Torch Relay will reach Fort William, following which we believe the torch will climb to the summit of Ben Nevis. We are not aware whether the London 2012 Olympic Torch will or will not summit Scafell Pike, but still 2 out of 3 isn’t bad.
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Image Source: London 2012 Torch Relay Photos