11
Mar
09

Six Year Old Climbs 5 Mt. Everests


tomfryerWhen Tom Fryers was born six years ago, he nearly died from breathing issues, but some skillful work by doctors kept him alive and he’s doing everything he can to repay their good actions.

For the last 62 days, the Oxspring, South Yorks native has hiked up 214 mountain peaks in the Lake District part of North West England, the combined height of the mountains equals 5(!) Mt. Everests. Traveling 480 miles, he has done it all, including in one hardcore 15-mile sojourn conquering the two highest peaks in England the 3,162 foot Scafell and the 3,209 foot Scafell Pike. His efforts have raised almost $3,500 for the hospital’s special-care baby unit.

His dad, Paul has joined his son throughout the journey. “It’s a miracle Tom survived. Now he couldn’t be more alive.”

Tom, who started climbing at just 3½, said: “The best part is going down — but it’s also good being at the top.”

I feel old and lazy. Ah well, back to blogging!

[The Sun]


2 Responses to “Six Year Old Climbs 5 Mt. Everests”


  1. 1 the sister
    March 11, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    over-achievers are annoying.

    (i so want that on a t-shirt)

  2. 2 southerner
    March 12, 2009 at 11:27 am

    British kids are so awkward-cute. I often wonder if I would be a great person if I had only been subjected to great personal tragedy early in life. Probably just an alcoholic…


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