A PERILOUS bid by a Cumbrian adventurer to conquer one of the world’s toughest mountain challenges has become part of a documentary, and has won a Welsh TV network a hat-trick of awards.

Camera crews followed former GB triathlete Huw Jack Brassington, who lives in Cockermouth, in treacherous conditions as he took on the gruelling Paddy Buckley Round, otherwise known as the Welsh Classical Round.

The Welsh Classical Round is an endurance challenge in Snowdonia which sees runners covering a distance of some 100km and climbing 8,000 metres which it the equivalent of scaling Everest, taking in no fewer than 47 summits – all in 24 hours.

The route takes in the well-known high mountain ranges of Snowdon, the Glyderau and the Carneddau as well as the less visited ranges of Moel Siabod, the Moelwynion, Moel Hebog and the Nantlle Ridge.

It was part of a new five-part documentary, 47 Copa: Her Huw Jack Brassington (translated to its English title it reads 47 Summits: Huw Jack Brassington’s Challenge), made by North Wales television production company Cwmni Da.

It was screened originally on Welsh language channel S4C and is now available to view on Amazon Prime.

The series was honoured in the sport category at the prestigious Celtic Media Festival where Cwmni Da also came away with gongs for multi-awarding winning children’s show Deian a Loli Côr Digidol.

During the most dangerous leg of the challenge, Huw battled 60mph winds and torrential rain as a huge storm hit the Glyderau mountain range in Snowdonia, pushing the boundaries of his strength and endurance further than they have ever been before.

Filming became a dangerous and logistical nightmare for the crew, who described it as the Welsh equivalent to 'Armageddon'.

36 year-old Huw said: “This challenge was pretty much at the edge of what I can do in good, nice weather.

“Then the storm hit and I’ve never been in weather like it in my life. There were 60 mph winds. It was the kind of weather that normally I wouldn’t think of stepping outside the door.

“We were literally running diagonally!

"I was running at a 45 degree angle to stay on my feet.

"The wind was coming and going in gusts and it was hard to keep going.

“I was running like a crab, my legs were in a half squat.

"At one stage, I looked down at my walking poles and realised I’d lost half of one as it’d smashed in half – my hands were so numb I just hadn’t realised.

“I fell three times there was always a camera crew around every time!

"I was cursing them at the time but it is was all down to the well-timed preparation to get these camera guys in the right place at the right time.”