Teen who climbed Mount Snowdon in five-and-a-half inch heels wins monthly Young Citizen Award

PUBLISHED: 11:10 25 August 2013

Charlotte Smith climbing Mount Snowdon

Charlotte Smith climbing Mount Snowdon


A teenager who battled pain to climb a 1,000m mountain in five-and-a-half inch heels, has won the July Young Citizen Award.

Charlotte Smith, 13, of Wynndale Road, South Woodford, set herself the unusual challenge of climbing Mount Snowdon in Wales high-heeled to raise more than £4,500 for Haven House Children’s Hospice, High Road, Woodford Green.

She has been chosen for the July award, sponsored by Exchange Ilford, by judges Eve Connway-Ghazi, Exchange Ilford manager Marc Myers and Recorder editor Chris Carter.

Charlotte said: “My feet were aching quite a lot. It was really hard.

“But I wouldn’t take them off. My dad was saying, ‘if you’re going to keep complaining you’ll have to take them off’. But I refused to.”

To nominate someone for the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award, email

They should be aged 25 or under.

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