ERUK supporter Samantha Stevens braved the heights of Snowdon with this Zip Slide. Here she tells us all about it.

“On Saturday 2nd April 2016, I attempted to conquer my fear of heights as I ‘flew’ through the Penryn Slate Quarry of Mount Snowdon on a 500ft high Zip line.

I decided to undertake the mile long challenge because my cousin, Charlotte, sadly passed away in 2009, at the age of 17, from sudden death in epilepsy. Fortunately it is rare, but very little is known about it so research is invaluable.

2016_04_zip_Stevens_SamWith support from my family and friends, to raise as much money as I possibly could, I took on the mountainous weather and ‘flew’ at speeds reaching 113mph across the lake. I would highly recommend the ‘Zip line Velocity’ in Snowdonia to anyone who would love an adrenaline rush, or who would be wishing to do something different to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.”

Our thanks go to Sam for her bravery on taking on this exhilerating challenge for epilepsy research!