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12-Year-Old Boy 'Climbs' To Top Of Mount Everest By Going Up And Down His Stairs 2,507 Times

Talk about an over achiever. A 12-year-old boy managed to climb the peak of Everest — without even leaving his house.



Seth Charles set himself the task of climbing his stairs 2,507 times after the lockdown made him rethink his plan to climb Scafell Pike.

Charles had originally planned to climb the mountain to raise money for a trip with his boxing club, Sheffield Boxing Centre.

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Seth Charles took brief breaks for food, but kept going throughout the entire 24 hours (Rachael Charles)
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The group of amateur boxers are hoping to go to San Francisco for a training camp.

After the UK was placed into lockdown, with all non-essential travel banned, the family worked out how many times he would need to climb the stairs to achieve the height of Everest from sea level.

The climb took Charles just under 24 hours. He started at 5:30am on Tuesday and finished at 4:45am the following day.

We admire the determination.

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Seth was raising money to go on a training camp with Sheffield Boxing Centre (Rachael Charles)
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“I just couldn't believe that he carried on going, I was just dead on my feet just being there and helping him count. But he did it," his mom Rachael told the PA news agency.

Charles got through to the national championship finals last year. He completed the hike in one day only stopping to break for food. And, was supported by his younger sister, who kept a tally for him.



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“We originally thought it would take him 10 hours, but realized we had got our maths wrong," Rachael said.

“His legs are quite stiff today, but they've trained him quite well at this boxing centre. They do stairs there, but they've never done that amount before."

The hike is just one of a number of fundraisers the boys at the centre are doing to raise money for the training camp.