Young brothers climb to the roof of Britain

Henry and Ewan Mair-Chapman enjoy the view from the top of Ben Nevis.
Henry and Ewan Mair-Chapman enjoy the view from the top of Ben Nevis.

Two young brothers are feeling on top of the world after climbing Ben Nevis.

Eight-year-old Henry Mair-Chapman and his brother Ewan, five, made it to the summit of Britain’s highest peak with their parents Darren and Anne.

Henry and Ewan Mair-Chapman take a break on Ben Nevis.

Henry and Ewan Mair-Chapman take a break on Ben Nevis.

The boys, both pupils at Hugh Joicey C of E First School at Ford, are no strangers to mountains.

Ben Nevis was their fourth Munro – a mountain in Scotland with a height over 3,000 feet – following Schiehallion, Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers, but local hills such as Cheviot, Hedgehope and the Eildons are among their favourites.

Proud dad Darren said of their Ben Nevis success: “It became clear quite quickly that a huge amount of people found this to be an inspiration on their climb, many high-fiving and offering some very kind words and a few groups commenting ‘well, if those wee boys can do it then so can we’. In fact, the camaraderie was just amazing, with the majority of fellow climbers offering kind smiles, pats on the head and words of encouragement.”