A three-year-old has become the youngest person ever to climb Three Peaks – Britain’s highest mountains – for his best friend who died when he was two.
Jaxon Krzysik took the Three Peaks Challenge with his dad to raise money for his best friend, Ralph Rowlands.
Watch the toddler who has become the youngest person ever to climb Three Peaks
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His best friend Ralph Rowlands died when he was just 2-years-old after suffering from brain damage.
Jaxon’s 29-year-old father Cal Krzysik said his son climbed Britain’s highest mountains by himself but he had to carry him back down.
Mr. Krzysik told The Telegraph: “He loves his mountains, he loves rocks, he likes climbing on rocks. That’s just what he loves to do, to be honest with you.”
“I’m not going to lie, he does complain. When we were on Ben Nevis about 10 minutes in he started saying ‘oh my legs are hurting, I can’t do it’. But then after that, after he powered through (and) he didn’t complain once.”
“When we got to the top of Ben Nevis there was a massive roar… Obviously, everyone that had gone past us was at the top and as soon as Jaxon got to the top everyone was just screaming and shouting.”
“And then he turned to me and said, ‘look Daddy everyone is so proud of me’.”
His best friend Ralph was unable to speak but Jaxon and Ralph still developed a special bond.
Mr. Krzysik said: “They were like two peas in a pod together. Ralph was all he talked about when he came home some days.”
“It was a unique friendship because Ralph couldn’t speak. They had a connection on a different level.”
Jaxon, who climbed his first mountain when he was two-weeks-old on his dad’s back, has already raised £800 for a charity for brain-injured children named Cerebra.
Mr. Krzysik said: “He’s done well, I’m proud of him. He’s always asking, ‘Dad when can we go up the mountains?’”
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