A two-year-old British boy is believed to have become the youngest person to reach Mount Everest base camp.
Carter Dallas ‘climbed’ to the south site in Nepal – located a whopping 17,598 feet above sea level – on October 25.
He completed the trek on dad Ross’, 35, back, with mum Jade, 31, completing the walk alongside her son and husband.
The trio, from Glasgow, are on a year-long trip around Asia – and now their son may have broken the world record thought to have previously been held by a four-year-old from the Czech Republic.
Ross, a former senior sales manager, said: ‘Carter coped better than me and his mum. We both got slight altitude sickness but he was absolutely fine!
‘There were two medics at the villages before base camp and they tested his blood to check he was fine, his results were way better than ours – they were amazed!’
Carter made the trek on his dad’s back (Picture: SWNS)
Carter reportedly fared better than his parents (Picture: SWNS)
Carter and his family completed the trek in their plain trainers (Picture: SWNS)
Carter’s parents brought food jackets and two sleeping bags for their journey after deciding to do it on a ‘whim’.
Ross added: ‘Within 24 hours of touching down in Kathmandu we started the trek.’
Ross said he believes they were well prepared for the trip as they regularly practice ‘breathing techniques’ and they all do cold ice bath plunges – including Carter.
Ross and Jade, a former housing officer, rented out their house in Scotland and bought three one-way tickets for a year of travelling in August 2023.
They flew to India before visiting Sri Lanka and the Maldives, with trips back to India in between.
They then went to Nepal before going to Malaysia for a wedding, then jetting off to Singapore to spend Carter’s birthday at Universal Studios.
The Dallas family hoisted the Scottish flag at base camp (Picture: SWNS)
The family decided to travel the world on a whim (Picture: SWNS)
Carter has enjoyed meeting new people and discovering new foods (Picture: SWNS)
They then spent Christmas in Penang before crossing the border into Thailand, and spent their new year on the Thai island of Koh Lanta.
Ross says Carter has lapped up all different cultures and is absolutely loving it.
He said: ‘He’ll say “sawadika” and “namaste” – he’s picking up the lingo. We love that he has been exposed to different cultures and has been playing with all the kids in small villages, it’s really opening his mind up.
‘The one thing he’s loved the most is hearing the Islamic call to prayer!’
Carter has also developed a taste for exotic foods and has enjoyed eating fish curries in the Maldives and chicken feet in Malaysia – and even crocodile – but his favourite dish of all is Pad thai.
If confirmed, Carter’s world record will beat out the previous one, thought to be held by four year old Zara, who also managed to make the daunting 170 mile journey to base camp at an elevation of 17,598 feet.
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