3 March 2011
Better lattE than never!
As we reported last month [CHECK
HERE] Del Dornan and staff members from Starbucks in Bangor
were training for an ambitious coffee challenge. The group planned
to spend one night at the summit of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain
in the UK, where they would host the highest coffee tasting to
be performed in the UK.
Well, we're pleased to report that everything
went well - but the ascention wasn't without it's drama. "Basically
we made it to the summit. Even though the ferry was late and the
car broke down on the way!" said Del Dornan after they returned
"Once we hit the snowline the weather
turned and we had to spend the night at 3,700 feet in our tent.
The following morning we headed to the summit in thick fog, thank
goodness for 'Garmins' is all I can say. We reached the very frozen
summit and had our coffee before heading down and out of the cold
wind which froze the left side of my face."
A big well done to Ryan and Chris as they
made their first big mountain experience a difficult one. A thank
you to Lorna from Enterprise Rent-a-car in Mallusk for helping
them get there and back.
The trip was in aid of the Ulster Cancer
Foundation and the Princes Trust and was a real test of spirt
as the climbers battled sub zero temperatures, snow and gale force
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