A firefighter and former Royal Marine Commando has set a new world endurance record while climbing Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon), the highest mountain in Wales, for charity.
Greg Wilson summited the peak nine times in 48 hours to raise funds for the Firefighters Charity and the Royal Marines Charity.
He travelled 81 miles and a combined height of 8,775m during his climb with a 40lb pack on his back – the equivalent of just 74m less than the height of Mount Everest.
By completing six ascents in the first 24 hours Wilson beat the previous record of five and set a new world endurance record.
The former marine exceeded his original fundraising goal and raised a total of £2,283 for the two charities.
He has worked as a firefighter in Hertfordshire for the past four years and previously served for seven years in the Royal Marines.
Wilson said: “This was an immense challenge, but I really wanted to inspire my daughter about hard work and pushing your limits.
“As both a firefighter and former Royal Marine Commando I know the immense pressure and physical toll of these jobs.
“Both services are like a family with great camaraderie, but the roles are incredibly demanding and these two charities offer invaluable help to the workers.
“We were very lucky with the weather, there was a great atmosphere on the mountain with people kindly cheering each summit, and I am very proud of this achievement and the money raised.”