Man who go 4×4 stuck on Snowdon was.. wait for it…. A Recovery truck driver…


Reality is stranger than fiction – from the BBC:

An out-of-work vehicle recovery technician has been charged with dangerous driving after a 4×4 vehicle ended up near the summit of Snowdon.

Initially Craig Williams, 39, from Gloucestershire, faced charges relating to driving on moorland or common land on 4 September.

Note – “out-of-work vehicle recovery technician”. In typically understated BBC style, they then mention no more of it.

You couldn’t make it up… If he was trying to set up a new company in that field, then I’d like to imagine that it’s a publicity stunt that has gone horribly wrong. I wouldn’t want to know how much he’d want to charge for that one.. “That’s a £300 call out charge, £5 a mile and, lets say£500 ridiculous situation surcharge sir? Well there is another option, it’s called the crusher..”

Of course, it’s probably just a coincidence, but one that made me chuckle at any rate.

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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