Sept. 9, 2018 Live from the road

Betws-y-Coed - Chester

Reported by Devashishu Torpy 50.0 mi

Today we prepare for a run up the highest mountain in Wales - Snowdon.

At the bottom of the mountain we are greeted by Councillor Annwen Hughes, Chair of Gwynedd Council, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, and Vince Hughes who has met the Peace Run on its 3 previous visits to Snowdon.

Councillor Annwen Hughes receives the torch.

Vince Hughes, Commercial Manager at Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Lord Elis-Thomas is a dear friend of the Peace Run. He welcomes the runners and tells us how Snowdon's summit has been an important meeting point for conciliation and inspiration throughout history.

These runners have chosen to make the ascent.

The first two runners to reach the peak. There is a cold rain and strong wind at the top of the mountain.

Warming up inside the cafe at the top of the mountain.

We offer a presentation to all the cold climbers who have made it to the top.

We take the train down.

A plaque dedicating Snowdon as a Peace Mountain in 2008.

Off we run through the green rolling hills.

Our final destination for the day is in Chester - at the Cathedral.

We were welcomed to the evening service of Compline, where our torch was blessed by Revd Denise Williams.

Amit and Heather are our hosts for the evening.

Thank you Amit and Heather for a veritable Indian feast!

Everyone gets a gift.

Torch carried by
Amalendu Edelsten (Australia), Anita Ramljak (Croatia), Anubha Baird (Australia), Banshidhar Medeiros (United States), Daniel Ignovski (North Macedonia), Devashishu Torpy (Great Britain), Drsalu Grünstäudl (Austria), Gordana Petrovčić (Croatia), Jana Duskova (Czech Republic), Mandra Laing (New Zealand), Mena Seguy (France), Olivia Lopez (Mexico), Paramanyu Lebedev (Russia), Tomaz Pivec (Slovenia).  
Paramanyu Lebedev
The torch has travelled 50.0 mi from Betws-y-Coed to Chester.

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