Two Kids Make History By Climbing Mountain

Two Kids Make History By Climbing Mountain

( – For some people, the idea of climbing a mountain is laughable. Then, there are those who could do it in their sleep. Leo Houlding belongs to the latter category, and now he’s introducing his children to the thrill of climbing and setting records while doing it.

Jackson and Freya Houlding climbed Piz Badile in the Swiss Alps when they were just three and seven years old. Both set individual records. Jackson was the youngest to make it to the top of the 11,000-foot-tall mountain, and Freya was the youngest to climb it unaided.

The siblings made the trip with their mom, Jessica, and dad to celebrate Leo’s 40th birthday. It took them four days to make it to the top. Jessica carried Jackson most of the time, but Freya walked independently. Along the way, they stayed in shelters and huts on the edge of cliffs.

The family has plenty of experience scaling mountains together. They have also done Triglav in Slovenia and a few others in mainland Europe and the UK. However, Leo said Piz Badile was the hardest one yet.

Freya and Jackson certainly have climbing in their genes. Leo was only 10 years old when he started climbing, and has even made it to the top of Mount Everest. The family has no plans to slow down and most recently did some hiking in Wyoming.

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