AN INTREPID six-year-old is looking to become the youngest ever conqueror of the famous Three Peaks Challenge.

Daredevil Lucas Lawrenson is aiming to become the youngest person to ever complete the challenge, which involves climbing Scafell, Snowdon and Ben Nevis within 24 hours.

Lucas, from Sutton Manor, will be joined by dad Adam for the challenge, with the duo hoping to travel out on Easter Monday to begin the feat.

Army veteran Adam featured in the Star in 2010 when he tripped a hidden bomb in the battle zones of Afghanistan.

Incredibly he survived unscathed – with the blast of the device knocking him off his feet and burning holes and tears in his boots.

A dazed Adam had to scramble away from the scene as the troops came under fire from a Taliban ambush.

"He's all ready to go, I think it's more me, I'm dreading it!" said dad Adam, 33.

"The youngest person to do it is seven and I wouldn't put him up for it if he couldn't do it.

"We're going to get it done by Tuesday afternoon."

Lucas and Adam are to take on the feat in aid of Deptherapy, which seeks to rehabilitate UK Armed Service personnel and veterans who have suffered life changing physical and or mental injuries and illnesses through specially designed scuba diving programmes.

"That's why I chose them, with what happened to me," added Adam, who now works as a medical technician for North West Ambulance Service.

"We want to raise as much as we can. It is £1,000 to send a soldier on a course for treatment."

  • To donate towards Lucas and Adam's challenge, visit their JustGiving page.