A Wrexham man has raised £500 for charity after climbing Mount Snowdon in underwear.
UPDATE: This morning (Wednesday) a video has been released by the ever excellent Leighton Cox showing the trip, be warned it contains some , er, ‘bounce':
Original story from yesterday…
Jon Jolley, 29, yesterday climbed the mountain wearing nothing more than a Welsh dragon thong.
Today’s climb came as a result of Jon losing a World Cup bet, having put money on Brazil to win the sporting event.
When the team were knocked out of the World Cup in a 7-1 defeat, Jon decided to climb the county’s largest mountain and raise money for Cancer Research.
Initially Jon set himself a target of £150, but has trounced that and has so far raised £500, with a total of 53 donations.
Writing on his JustGiving Page, Jon states: “Several weeks ago I stupidly made the statement if Brazil don’t win the World Cup, I will climb Snowdon in a thong.
“As you probably know by now Brazil were knocked out in the semi finals and now have no chance to win said World Cup.
“After sobbing uncontrollably for several hours, I realised that I could turn this situation around. By doing the climb for charity I can turn this negative into a positive and become the first man to climb the mountain in a thong (I think).
“By donating to my just giving page you will be safe in the knowledge that you are helping a great charity and will know that you are encouraging me to climb a mountain nearly naked, my already unimpressive manhood forced to fend for itself in that inhospitable environment.
“Regardless of the funds raised I will climb Snowdon wearing a thong, and definitely summit the mountain wearing only a thong. If I manage to raise my target of £150 pounds I will attempt to climb the entire mountain wearing only the thong (weather and laws permitting).”
Jon’s JustGiving Page can be found here.
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