A BOY who became the youngest person to walk up the three highest peaks in the UK has reached the final stage of a Brave Briton award.

Three-year-old Jaxon Krzysik took on the famous Three Peaks Challenge with his dad, Cal, 29, and has become one of 10 finalists in the Amplifon Award for Brave Britons 2019 in the young hero category.

The duo, from Burnley, climbed more than 10,000ft collectively in memory of Jaxon’s friend, Ralph Rowlands, who died after suffering with brain damage.

Mr Krzysik, 29, said the pair climbed Scafell Pike first and then decided to tackle the other two big peaks.

The pair completed each peak in roughly six to seven hours.

Jaxon, who goes to Giant Leap Childcare and Learning Centre, has raised more than £1,100 for Cerebra, a charity which supported Ralph and his family.

Ben Nevis is the UK’s highest mountain, at 4,412 feet, Scafell Pike measures 3,208 feet and Snowdon measures 3,559 feet.

Jaxon reached the selection stage out of about 50 nominations chosen by the public from around the UK.

The award was created in honour of Amplifon’s founder, the Second World War hero Major Charles Holland.

A spokesman for the awards said: “The awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional people and animals from all walks of life, of all ages and from all over the United Kingdom.

“It recognises members of the public, community or charity champions and members of the armed forces and emergency services who have shown remarkable courage.”

The Young Hero award will be given to a young person under 18 who has shown outstanding courage or taken on an exceptional challenge.

Falklands War hero Simon Weston chairs the judging panel and presents the awards.

Four finalists will be selected in each category and the winner will be announced at an awards luncheon at the Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall, London, on Tuesday, October 15.