Jackson Houldin and his sister Freya become one of the youngest to climb the Piz Badile mountain of 10,000ft
While you were making a quarantine cake, Houldin children became the world record holder after climbing the Piz Badile mountain, which is a 10,000 ft mountain which sits on the borders of Switzerland and Italy. After reaching the top, the younger one; Jackson became the youngest person to ever reach the top after he was assisted by his mum, whereas Freya became the youngest to reach the top unaided.
Freya who is 7 years old and her 3-year-old brother, Jackson were led by their father Leo and mother Jess on the small expedition. The whole family took three nights to reach the summit and spent two nights in an improvised shelter and another in an alpine hut.
According to Leo, his wife carried Jackson on her back for most of the journey while he carried all the camping equipment and the family’s food. “We’ve done quite a bit of stuff in the UK and Europe in previous years, but every summer the kids are bigger and more capable than the past year,” he added.
At the end of the trip the children did get a special surprise of sweets!
“It was really good, I enjoyed the bit I climbed on my own,” little Jackson explained of his journey. “I found it really fun and really scary. I’m very proud,” his sister added.
This is not going to be the last summit that the family has their eyes on, they’re soon headed to multi-day trek to Montenegro.
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