A 10-YEAR-OLD boy has completed the National Three Peaks Challenge – climbing the height of three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales – on his stairs.

Ovingham Middle School pupil Joe Kemp had already climbed Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, and Ben Nevis, in Scotland, last summer with his family, and was due to complete Scafell Pike, in the Lake District, at Easter.

Determined to complete the challenge despite lockdown restrictions, Joe put on his climbing gear and set about climbing the height of the mountain on his stairs last week.

Joe’s Mum, Allison, said the idea to climb the height on the stairs had originally started as a family joke, but soon they were measuring the distances needed.

She said that usually people completing the challenge of climbing all three mountains would do so over 24 hours, but due to Joe’s age they had originally decided to space their climbs out when doing them as a family.

However, after climbing the height of Scafell Pike on the stairs, Joe decided to keep climbing and completed the heights of Snowdon and Ben Nevis too – all within the 24 hours.

After completing the task, which was a total of 3,141m, Joe had climbed up and down the stairs 1,248 times and completed 30,000 individual steps.

The total distance he walked was 23 miles.

He said after finishing the challenge that he felt tired.

Allison added: “He is very determined.

“I think he crawled the last few but he was really pleased and did a little video at the top.”

After receiving support from family and friends, Joe decided to raise money for the NHS by getting sponsors, and has so far raised £330 to donate through a Just Giving page.