6-year-old Mikołaj Adamczyk has reached the base camp below Mount Everest [update]
Last Sunday Mikolaj Adamczyk reached the base camp under Mount Everest (5364 m) and thus became probably the youngest Pole in the ECB. Nicholas is six years old.
Lukasz, Nikolai's father, in an interview with „Super Express” said:
Nicolas is happy. Asks when we are making base camp below K2.
The 6-year-old has been walking in the mountains for more than a day. Among its achievements are peaks such as Giewont, Mnich, Świnica, Rysy, Krywań, Tofana di Rozes.
Mikolaj Adamczyk Winter Expedition 2022 (photo. frame from YT video)
Initially, the feat was accompanied by negative comments, raising questions about the safety and ambition of the parents. However, as the boy's father assures, everything has been prepared with the greatest emphasis on safety. The expedition to the base camp under Mount Everest was helped by rescuers, doctors and equipment manufacturers to prepare the expedition. The world's smallest crampons and checks were specially made for Santa (whether they were needed is another matter?).
On the evening of February 21, Luke Adamczyk wrote on social media:
We are very pleased to announce that we have the youngest Pole in the world, who 20.02.2022 at 10:05 a.m. Polish time conquered Everest Base Camp in winter, while breaking the world record for altitude among children. Nicolas Adamczyk reached an altitude of 5364 meters in winter conditions. Thank you all for your faith and support of our project Nikolaj Adamczyk Winter Expedition 2022.
The record announced by Nikolai's father is not true.
In 2019, Liliia DeCos – reached the EBC with her partner and two young children (3 years and 11 months). In 2020, the Smith family from Scotland – with two children aged 9 and 4, reached Everest on their own feet. Also reaching base camp in 2021 was four-year-old Advit Golechha.
These are just a few examples, there may be more. Not to mention the Sherpas' families, raising their children in the Himalayas for generations, and migrating through high passes. Then there's Bolivia, China, places in the world that live at very high altitudes on a daily basis.