Boy set to climb third mountain

A 10-year-old from Berkshire who became one of the youngest people to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro is preparing to climb his third mountain

Jack Harley-Walsh, from Ascot, will begin the 17,057ft (5,199m) ascent of Mount Kenya on Wednesday in a bid to scale three African peaks. The schoolboy and his mother Sue also climbed Mount Meru in July. Money is being raised for the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust and charity Sebastian's Action Trust.

His grandmother Josie Walsh told the BBC that her grandson was looking forward to finishing his African adventure by visiting flamingoes in a national park before flying home and returning to school. "They are both very well, they have had a break to a safari park which they enjoyed," she said. "Jack said he was having a fantastic time when I spoke to him. He loves all the wildlife."It is an experience of a lifetime for both of them and everyone at home is supporting them."

Way to go kiddo, see you on Everest in a few years eh?


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