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I'M IN PEAK CONDITION; Lad of 7 a mountain record-breaker.

Byline: STEPHEN WHITE

A SUPER-fit boy of seven is the youngest climber to conquer the Three Peaks in less than 24 hours.

Steven Brown scaled Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales - which have a combined height of 11,181ft - in 22 hours 54 minutes.

Mum Caroline, 30, who did the three climbs with Steven, said her lad was not fazed by the challenge.

She said: "Steven started walking with my grandad and I around reservoirs. He was three when he did his first five-mile walk, he just loves it.

"He slept the whole way between the peaks in the car. He ran back down Snowdon to make it under 23 hours. He wasn't moaning or tired, he was great.

"Until now the youngest was eight years and three months."

Caroline, who owns a fish and chip shop in Oswaldtwistle, Lancs, and Steven set off up Ben Nevis, near Fort William, at 5pm, taking four hours 45 minutes.

They tackled Scafell Pike in Cumbria at 3.50am the next day, finishing in three hours, 45 minutes then took on Snowdon in North Wales at 12.45pm and raced to finish in three hours, 19 minutes.

Steven was raising cash for Derian House children's hospice in Chorley and aims to raise PS2,500 at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Caroline-Brown32.

s.white@mirror.co.uk

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SNOWDON Steven & cuddly toy on last peak

BEN NEVIS Lad & mum in Scottish snows

SCAFELL Steven Brown on his 2nd summit

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Jun 17, 2016
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