The Special Air Service (SAS) is a special forces unit of the British Army that undertakes a number of roles including covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action and hostage rescue. Founded in 1941, it’s equated to the American Special Forces. As such, the special forces selection process is legendary.
A key part of Special Forces selection is to complete the ‘Fan Dance’, which sees challengers take on a 15-mile march, run and climb in the Brecon Beacons. This video shows a teenager from South Lanarkshire, who has become the youngest person to complete the notorious SAS selection test. Seventeen-year-old Lilyella Craw-Seaman carried a 43 pound backpack to the top of the 2,907 ft Pen Y Fan mountain in Wales, before going back down, turning round, and doing it again. Impressive.