Paralympic Torch lit 1085m above the ground at Snowdon Summit
Scouts mark the start of the Paralympic Games by lighting torches up the four national peaks. The torch is lit among fog and clouds 1085m above the ground on Snowdon Summit.
To celebrate the start of the 2012 GB Paralympic Games torches were lit on the four highest national peaks, Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (England), Snowdon (Wales) and Slieve Donard (Northern Ireland). Scouts will be climbing each peak and creating sparks to light the torches.
The scouts and many others climbed the Llanberis path to the cafe on the summit of Snowdon. Others took the Snowdon Mountain Railway. The scouts lit the torch and climbed to the trig point with Lord Coe.
Afterwards people relaxed in the café, at 1085 metres above sea level, one of the highest in the world.