Six-year-old in the UK climbs mountains for charity


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A lake sits still in front of Mount Everest. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world.

Six-year-old Oscar Burrow is trying to reach the top of as many mountains near his home in Lancaster, England in order to raise as much money as possible for charity. 

After learning about Sir Edmund Hillary and his pursuit in climbing Mount Everest, Burrow set his sights on becoming the youngest ever to conquer Mount Everest. Though Burrow is too young now to climb Mount Everest, he plans to climb the highest mountains in England for the time being. Burrow aims to climb the equivalent height of Mount Everest, and along the way, is raising money for Derian House, a hospice for children. 

Since Burrow began his quest last October, he has raised over 1,400 pounds, equivalent to roughly 1,730 American dollars. His goal is 8,849 pounds, which is the height of Mount Everest in meters. This is equivalent to 10,955 American dollars. 

Burrow climbs on weekends with various family members, such as his parents, grandparents and sister. Burrow’s determination and willingness to do good in the world surely serves as an inspiration for many.