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Young Donnie McHugh from Portslade climbs Mount Snowdon
4:30pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
Donnie McHugh is in peak form after becoming one of the youngest children to scale one of the UK’s highest mountains.
The six-year-old and his mum Sarah have just returned from a successful ascent of Mount Snowdon – a massive 3,560ft.
The youngster has now caught the climbing bug and is setting his sights high – one day he plans to tackle Kilimanjaro and Everest.
Ms McHugh, 34, of Vallensdean Cottages, Portslade said: “He was absolutely incredible. He made it to the summit in three hours having kept pace with me the whole way.
He only stopped once for a couple of minutes on the last section.
“He thoroughly enjoyed it and showed such strength, both physically and mentally, throughout the whole climb.
“This was really evident on the last quarter, which is incredibly steep, and at times we were having to scramble up rocks.
“He was so blown away by it.”
Ms McHugh, a swimming teacher, said she hoped the two of them would continue taking on mountain challenges for many years to come.
Donnie said: “I really loved climbing Snowdon. We went really high and my legs didn’t even hurt. In October school holidays me and mum are going to climb Ben Nevis or Scafell Pike together.”
The youngest person to climb Snowdon was a five year old in 1988.
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