After a couple of weeks’ training Thomas suggested that she go with him to try one of the less demanding climbs in Snowdonia National Park in Wales. For safety, Thomas roped Fay to himself and they climbed to the summit with very few problems. Up until this time their relationship had remained purely platonic, something they had both agreed on due to the demands of their studies. However, just before the start of the summer break Fay sneaked Thomas into her halls of residence. That evening was when Fay realised she had fallen for the young man hook, line and sinker. He had stolen her heart and she was prepared to follow him to the ends of the earth.