A man who has had both his legs amputated has completed a 13-hour crawl to the summit of Snowdon.

Paul Ellis said he was in good spirits after completing the nine-mile (14.5 km) Llanberis route. He has so far raised more than £3,000 to send amputee children on holiday.

Ellis, 56, from Widnes, Cheshire, suffered a spinal injury in a fall in 1992, leaving him in excruciating pain and unable to stand for more than few minutes at a time. In 2008 he chose to have both legs amputated below the knee to gain more mobility.

Married with two children, he said: "I did the first three miles in about three hours... the last two miles took me more or less nine hours probably.

“I've got a few blisters on my stumps, blisters on my hands... you're putting your wrist down all the time so my wrists got quite sore. But with all the support of the people on the mountain saying 'come on you can do it', that spurs you on.

“People are so generous, I ran out of water twice and people gave me water and food as well. I enjoyed it actually, it was a good day."

After reaching the summit, Ellis then spent the night at the top of Wales' highest mountain before two members of the charity Amp Camp brought his prosthetic legs to him and helped him walk back down. The first Kids Amp Camp, aimed at building fitness and confidence after an amputation, will take place in February, and will allow six children and their families to go on a paid holiday to Tenerife.