A MAN who dubs himself the ‘world's only extreme flipper walker’ is set to tackle Snowdon for his next charitable adventure.

Craig Keatley, 52, from Stoneclough, has already raised more than £11,000 for The Christie, with his next challenge one of the most demanding he has taken on so far.

Craig was recently spotted training around Farnworth park, with social media users commenting on the uniqueness of his approach to his challenge.

He said: “I started doing it in 2015 after waking up one morning and thinking, ‘I haven’t done anything for ages’. I just thought that I would do something a funny and a bit quirky.

“I’d gone to a beach party in a pub in Urmston in the early 90s and it was amazing, so I thought I would bring the idea back and do a flipper walk.”

Craig lost his dad, Raymond, several months ago and sees the challenge as a cathartic experience.

He said: “I lost my dad at Christmas time and so I thought; ‘why not? Let’s bring the flippers back and have a laugh.

“The reaction I get from people is absolutely sublime and it’s amazing. It is about making people smile and laugh.”

Craig’s first flipper event came in the Salford 10km in 2017, while his other money-raising quests have taken him on a Coronation Street to EastEnders set cycle and a Liverpool to Manchester run.

There is no fixed date for the Snowdon trek. The mountain is the highest in Wales at 1,085 metres above sea level.

In addition to the Snowdon challenge, Craig is planning a flipper walk up Rivington Pike, a half-marathon in Paris and a welly run from Liverpool to Manchester.

Craig said that his flipper walking often attracts a lot of attention.

He said: “You can hear people beeping and slowing down to film you, but you get used to it.

"As soon as people know it is for charity, they change their minds.

“You have to walk like John Cleese basically, there are no half-measures. If you don’t get your legs up, it’s over.”