Mar 13, 2009

Boy, 6, climbs Five Everests!


A British boy named Tom Fryers has scaled the equivalent of five Mount Everests at just the age of six. How? Fryers, who nearly died at birth from breathing problems, has trekked up 214 of the Lake District's highest peaks, after he conquered his first peak at the age of 3 and a half. Tom even raised more than 2,000 pounds for the hospital that saved his life

The little boy completed the 480-mile trek in 62 days, which totals to an average of four peaks a day, and in one grueling 15-mile session he conquered the two highest peaks in England, 3,162ft Scafell and 3,209ft Scafell Pike.

Tom said during the challenge: "I have loved climbing mountains ever since I climbed my first Wainwrights."

Tom, who was accompanied by his dad Paul, 41, of Oxspring, South Yorks, gave the cheque to a special-care baby unit in Sheffield. Mr Paul said his son was born prematurely and raising funds for the trust was a way to say thank you to the hospital staff who cared for him. Brave boy. What you say?

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