A St Johns Ambulance volunteer has raised over £1,000 for Wales Air Ambulance after an epic Snowdon challenge.

Glyn Miller Jones from Deiniolen decided to tackle the famous Welsh peak an impressive ten times raising £1,178.12 for the helicopter charity.

The climb which lasted three days in total saw Glyn reach a height of over 29,000ft – the same elevation as Mount Everest.

Speaking about his challenge Glyn said: “I was quite lucky really, the challenge was complete in near perfect conditions and whilst it did involve ten and a half treks up & down Snowdon, it was such a great feeling to complete it.

I spend my free time volunteering for my local St John’s Ambulance division, so I fully appreciate just how important the air ambulance is to the people of Wales. To be able to complete this challenge and share the money between two causes which are close to my heart means a great deal to me. 

Wales Air Ambulance community coordinator Alwyn Jones said: “We would like to extend our gratitude to Glyn for completing his challenge in aid of us. He should be incredibly proud of what he has achieved. 

“Each year we rely solely on the support of the Welsh public to raise the £6.5 million required to continue operating. Glyn’s incredible efforts will ensure we can continue to be there for the people of Wales when they need us most.”

Glyn added: “I can now officially say I’ve trekked the same height as Everest, albeit in far safer and familiar surroundings.”