A 2-year-old boy named Carter Dallas from Glasgow, Scotland, recently became the youngest person known to reach Mount Everest’s base camp. His parents, Ross and Jade Dallas, decided on a spontaneous trip during their year-long journey across Asia. They quickly prepared for the trek, buying jackets and sleeping bags, and started the journey within 24 hours of arriving in Kathmandu.

Carter, carried on his father’s back, reached the base camp at an elevation of 17,598 feet on October 25. Remarkably, he is two years younger than the previous youngest person, a 4-year-old from the Czech Republic, known to have achieved this feat.

Despite some mild altitude sickness experienced by Carter’s parents, the toddler himself remained in excellent condition throughout the trek. Both Ross and Jade were surprised by Carter’s resilience, and even the medical professionals who checked on him during the journey were amazed at his well-being.

A 2-year-old boy named Carter Dallas has likely become the youngest person ever to reach the base camp of Mount Everest. His dad, Ross Dallas, a 35-year-old who used to be a senior sales manager, mentioned that their family was ready for the journey because they regularly practice breathing exercises and take ice baths.

The Dallases rented out their home in Scotland and began a year-long travel adventure in August 2023. So far, they’ve been to India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Malaysia.

Dallas mentioned that his son has learned some phrases in nepali languages and developed a liking for exotic dalbhat and momo dishes.

The father-of-one expressed the hope that their journey can inspire other people to explore and experience the real world.