Adventurer Will Renwick has entered the record books as the first person to run from the south of Wales to the north via every single one of the nation's mountains. 

The 31 year old Welshman, from Llancarfan in the Vale of Glamorgan, set off on September 11 from Swansea and has covered more than 500 miles of terrain.

Encountering high winds and driving rain on several sections of his adventure, his entire journey was solo and unsupported. Before setting off, Will admitted to The National that he wasn't sure whether he would be able to complete the mammoth task

Will carried his tent, food, clothing and everything else he needed on his back for more than three agonising weeks. The logistics alone have made the trip complex, even for a man who is the President of Ramblers Cymru. 

The National Wales: One of Will's low points was being battered by the weather in Capel CurigOne of Will's low points was being battered by the weather in Capel Curig

Having overcome all the difficulties, he arrived at the gates of Conwy Castle at 12.45pm this afternoon. 

Will's extraordinary challenge has been in aid of Mind Over Mountains, which is a charity that provides outdoor experiences for people who are having difficulties with their mental well being.

Originally, he had been aiming to raise £6,500 but he's smashed that total with, so far, more than £10,000 of donations. 

The National Wales: Y Glyderau. Views such as these kept Will going. Y Glyderau. Views such as these kept Will going.

Each of the mountains Will scaled had the classification of a Nuttall, which is a summit more than 2000ft in height or with an elevated prominence of at least 50 metres. The highest peak was, of course, Yr Wyddfa in Eryri. 

It's a route commonly known as The Dragon's Back Challenge. Two walkers, Michael Myerscough and Michael Murray, trekked the route in 34 days three years ago. 

The National Wales: The route Will took from south to northThe route Will took from south to north

Will had originally decided to run across 190 mountains, but the Nuttalls list is complicated and eventually he settled on a total of 189. 

He wouldn't be drawn on what his next adventure might be but it's fair to say that he's set the bar very high for the future. 

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To visit Will's JustGiving page, click here

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