Brit boy, 5, becomes youngest person to complete 214 Wainwright walks

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London, Oct 20 (ANI): A 5-year-old Brit boy has emerged as the youngest person to scale all 214 peaks in Alfred Wainwright's Lake District guide books.

Sail Chapman, who is three feet ten inches tall and the third of five children, began walking the Cumbrian fells with his family from the age of two, as per the logs and photographs kept of their achievements.

His brothers Eire and Evan, aged eight and six, completed the Wainwrights a fortnight ago and he followed in their footsteps when he reached the top of his namesake fell Sail which stands at 2,536ft.

Their parents, Dr David Chapman and Dr Clare Lavery, from Beverley, East Yorkshire, emphasise that the family's weekend walks are primarily for pleasure.

They only became aware of the previous record after reading the Daily Telegraph earlier this year, following which they revealed Sail, a reception class pupil at Hull Collegiate School, had completed most of the Wainwrights at the age of four.

Robin Regan, from Cumbria, reclaimed the title for his family in April when he was five years 11 months old, his sister Ellen having been the youngest when she was nine and his other sister Kerry repeating the feat when she was seven.

"Walking has always been something we've enjoyed. Each of the older boys' enthusiasm has rubbed off on Sail and he loves to keep up with his big brothers," the Telegraph quoted Dr Lavery as saying.

She and her husband have been careful to ensure that every step of the way, including the summit of England's highest mountain Scafell Pike (3,209ft), was taken by the children.

Dr Chapman said Eire and Evan could have gained the record themselves, but climbed many of the Fells time and again with Sail and their four-year-old sister Danu.

"Our youngest son, Coel, has just turned two so it's time to start all over again," he added.

Alfred Wainwright, who died in 1991 aged 84, climbed 214 Lake District summits to produce his seven world famous Pictorial Guides. (ANI)

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