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New record: A two-year-old boy from the UK became the youngest child in the world to climb Mount Everest

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Two-year-old Carter Dallas conquered Everest

In January 2024, a four-year-old girl named Zara from the Czech Republic was recognized as the youngest child to climb Mount Everest. However, it turned out that this record was set on October 25 by two-year-old Carter Dallas from the United Kingdom. Together with his parents, he went on a year-long trip to Asia, during which he conquered a point over 5,300 meters above sea level on the back of his father Ross in the company of his 31-year-old mother Jade.

The Glasgow-based trio had been carefully preparing for their year-long trip to Asia, including Carter. They all regularly took ice baths and practiced special breathing techniques. The boy who "climbed" the highest mountain in the world was reported by the Daily Mail.

Ross Dallas, 35, a former senior sales manager, spoke about his hike with his son and wife: "Carter did better than me and his mom. We both had mild altitude sickness, but he was perfectly fine! There were two doctors in the villages before the base camp and they took his blood to make sure he was okay, his results were much better than ours - they were amazed! We bought food backpacks and two sleeping bags for the trip, basically we did it on a whim. 24 hours after we landed in Kathmandu, we set off on the trek."

New record: A two-year-old boy from the UK became the youngest child in the world to climb Mount Everest

The adults walked up the mountain in their everyday sneakers, and Carter was strapped to his father's back. At an altitude of 5300 meters, they stopped at the base camp on Mount Everest.

New record: A two-year-old boy from the UK became the youngest child in the world to climb Mount Everest

Ross and Jade are known to have rented out their home in Scotland and bought three one-way tickets for a year-long trip in August 2023. Together with their son, they first flew to India, then visited Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and in between, they returned to India. Later, the family traveled to Nepal and then went to Malaysia for a wedding.

New record: A two-year-old boy from the UK became the youngest child in the world to climb Mount Everest

Next on the itinerary was Singapore, where the Dallas celebrated Carters' birthday at Universal Studios. They spent Christmas in Penang before crossing the border into Thailand, and celebrated New Year's Eve on the Thai island of Koh Lanta.

New record: A two-year-old boy from the UK became the youngest child in the world to climb Mount Everest

The family is currently in the jungles of Thailand's Khao Sok Nature Reserve, and their next stop is Bangkok, followed by Cambodia. Ross says that Carter has gotten to know different cultures and he loves it.

His father shared: "Carter will say 'savadika' and 'namaste' - he's picking up the lingo. We love that he has gotten to know different cultures and plays with all the children in the small villages, it broadens his horizons. His favorite part is hearing the Islamic call to prayer! Carter has also developed a taste for exotic foods, and he enjoys eating fish curry in the Maldives, chicken legs in Malaysia, and even crocodile legs. But his favorite dish is Thai Pad Thai noodles.

New record: A two-year-old boy from the UK became the youngest child in the world to climb Mount Everest

Ross says the highlights of the trip were visiting an elephant orphanage and swimming with them, as well as visiting the Taj Mahal and swimming with sharks in the Maldives.

"We hope we can inspire other people to get out and see the real world. It's much better than just going to Tenerife," Ross added.

As a reminder, four-year-old Zara from the Czech Republic climbed to an altitude of 5,300 meters above sea level without any assistance. At the time, she was 4 years and 5 months old. To learn more about the previous record holder and how she managed to overcome such a height on her own.

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