Stuart Kettell is wearing a protective noseguard to push the sprout up the mountain

Stuart Kettell is wearing a protective noseguard to push the sprout up the mountain

A charity fundraiser is making a unique ascent of Wales’s highest mountain.

West Midlands man Stuart Kettell is pushing a brussels sprout up Snowdon with his nose, in a whacky challenge he hopes to complete in four days.

The 49-year-old began his ascent of the 1,085m (3,560ft) mountain yesterday morning, to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mr Kettell, of Balsall Heath, is no stranger to bizarre fundraising escapades for the charity. Over the past few years he has run the equivalent of seven marathons in seven days in a giant hamster wheel, cycled on a penny-farthing from Land’s End to John O’Groats, and walked 500 miles round Coventry on stilts.

He said: “I will have a backpack on as well with all the camping gear and lots of spare sprouts. It’s all on my hands and knees all the way with a plastic nose guard to protect my nose.”

He said he will be filmed throughout the challenge so he will be unable to cheat.

“I have limited food supplies on board so we hope people can bring us up some food now and again,” he said.

“This is without doubt the wackiest and most physical and mental challenge so far and has never been attempted before. I wonder why.”

Mr Kettell has raised £40,000 for the cancer charity

Mr Kettell has raised £40,000 for the cancer charity

Mr Kettell has set up a justgiving page for the cancer charity, with the aim of raising £5,000. His previous challenges have raised £40,000 in total.

He said: “I have seen first-hand the amazing work Macmillan Cancer Support does, not only for the patient but their family and friends too, and on all of my challenges have heard nothing but praise for Macmillan’s support during a difficult time.”

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