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Man Pushing Sprout Up Snowdon With His Nose

Charity fundraising stunts don't come much more bizarre than this: West Midlander Stuart Kettell is currently trying to push a brussels sprout all the way up Snowdon, using just his nose.

Stuart reckons his style of ascent is a first for Snowdon. Hard to argue with him., 186 kb
Stuart reckons his style of ascent is a first for Snowdon. Hard to argue with him.
© Stuart Kettell

Stuart, who is doing the whole thing on hands and knees wearing protective padding, including a plastic nose guard, started the ascent of Mount [sic] Snowdon yesterday, and expects to take four days over it. On the first day he managed just 1.6 miles, and has already skinned his knees.

The feat is being filmed, so there's no cheating.

He has packed spare sprouts just in case. Stuart will be camping along the way; hopefully he's brought something other than sprouts to eat.

The novelty caper is a fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support, for whom Stuart has raised tens of thousands of pounds previously on a number of other wacky challenges. See his JustGiving page here


Update 03/08/14:

He has made it, reaching the summit of Snowdon early afternoon on Saturday 2 August, after three days of effort. 

'It hurt my arms, my legs, my feet, my knees and my neck' he told the BBC.

It is not known how many sprouts he got through.



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