In September, statistically, and on average, it rains in Snowdonia for 11 days. This year it was a relatively dry month until ….. Thursday 25th! And that was the day that DCPS Year 7 (and a small cuddly hippo called Nigel) ventured forth onto the hillside to climb Snowdon. Thank goodness for waterproof jackets and overtrousers! It rained, and it rained, and it rained some more. All day in fact, more than making up for the previous dry spell! However, the doughty pupils of Dean Close and their ever cheerful staff climbed on, and the first group reached the top shortly after 1.30pm with much rejoicing and a good deal of squelching! The warm Summit Café beckoned, hot chocolate fortified the teams, and by 5pm all the young mountaineers (and Nigel the Hippo) were all safely back in the 1.3 million pounds refurbished Pen Y Pass Youth Hostel, having ascended Snowdon in the wettest conditions the DCPS party have ever experienced. All hail Year 7!