DAREDEVIL Lucas Lawrenson has become the youngest ever conqueror of the famous Three Peaks Challenge.

Lucas is now believed to be the youngest person ever to complete the daunting challenge, which involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon within a 24-hour period.

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Lucas, from Sutton Manor, was joined by dad Adam for the challenge, which they completed last week on Sunday into Monday, May 20.

Army veteran Adam had previously 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.

After initially planning to do the challenge over Easter, they had to wait for the weather to be suitable and Adam stressed that he would not have put his son up for the challenge if he didn't think he was capable of it.

The finished it in 23 hours, 46 minutes and 24 seconds with Lucas' unbounded energy impressing his dad.

Their determination got them through the daunting challenge, and got them through the tough moments like climbing Scafell in the early hours feeling tired and hungry.

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A jubilant Lucas and Adam after the challenge

After they completed the feat, Adam said: "Emotions are all over the place, I am super proud of how a six-year-old can achieve something like this.

"A moment of pain is a lifetime of glory.

"It is proof that, with the right guidance a child is capable of anything. He’ll be climbing Everest at 15!"

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Lucas and Adam during one of their climbs

As well as breaking a record, Lucas, along with his dad, took 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."