A FOUR-year-old has become one of the youngest ever to make it to the summit of the highest mountain in England.

Glyn Ellis, from Higher Folds, conquered Scafell Pike in the Lake District with his mum Sarah, dad Glyn and their two dogs, lurcher Mitsy and whippet Gypsy.

The family were set to climb the smaller summit of Cat Bells before a fire broke out on that peak.

Childminder Sarah, 30, said: "When we found out about the fire we thought we might as well go to Scafell Pike now but we did not think Glyn was going to the top at that point.

"I am so happy and so proud of Glyn. He really enjoyed it.

"He wasn't sure at the start but then he got into it and was scrambling round boulders.

"The weather was clear going up but then it got foggy when we made it to the top.

"When we went down we could only see the next marker to guide us down and it was raining. Glyn wasn't bothered in the slightest though."

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Glyn on his way up Scafell Pike

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Sarah and husband Glyn, 34, with Glyn and their dogs, Mitsy and Gypsy, at Anglezarke in Rivington

The Ellis', who regularly go on hikes, set off on Saturday, May 25 at around 10.15am and got back to their car around nine hours later.

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After conquering Scafell Pike, Glyn is set to climb Wales tallest mountain Snowdon in the coming weeks.

They then hope to make it up the highest peak in the UK, Ben Nevis in Scotland to complete the treble.