7-Year-Old Boy Becomes Youngest Brit to Reach Mount Olympus Summit

Meet the little mountaineer who started scaling peaks at the age of 3 and became the youngest Brit to climb Greece's highest mountain.

  • Frankie McMillan, 7, has been regularly climbing mountains in the Lake District, UK, with his mom, Basia McMillan, 39, after she got him into the sport as a toddler.
  • His latest trek saw him reach the 9,573-foot summit of Mount Olympus on Sept. 2, 2023, with his mother—and he became the youngest Brit to ever do so.
  • “I’m very proud of myself, it was the highest I have ever been before,” Frankie, from Gosforth, Cumbria, said.


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