Two intrepid young adventurers have managed to scale lofty heights in a personal challenge.

Dale and Aaron Clark, of Blindcrake, near Cockermouth, have completed a three-year Lakeland adventure which has seen them climb four times the height of Mount Everest.

The brothers, both members of Dearham Boys Brigade, have walked around 300 miles and set foot on the summit of all 214 Wainwright fells – climbing a total of 118,000 feet.

The fells are all those listed in the pictorial guides produced by fell walker, artist and author Alfred Wainwright and is a challenge which defeats many adult walkers.

Dale, 13, who is in his seventh year in the Ist Dearham Company, has plenty of good memories of the marathon peak-bagging challenge.

“I remember climbing Blencathra in winter and building a snowman when we got to the top,” said the Cockermouth School pupil.

Aaron, aged 10, who attends Bridekirk Dovenby Primary School, clearly recalls his favourite moments.

He added: “The first one we climbed was Dodd above Bassenthwaite Lake and the best moment was getting to the top of the last one – Clough Head.”

Proud dad, Lee, who has accompanied the boys on their walks, has been impressed with his sons’ achievements which have sometimes involved climbing as many as six of the country’s highest peaks in one day.

The family are keen walkers and after the brothers tried climbing with their dad, they set themselves the Wainwright challenge.

During their outings there have been many mini adventures. They helped search for and find a missing pet dog on Wetherlam, near Coniston, spotted a herd of deer on The Nab, near Ullswater, and emerged out through mist on Hartsop above How to a glorious blue sky.

Both boys have learned map and compass skills in Boys’ Brigade sessions and said this had helped them on their hikes.

So what is next for the Clark family? Having been to the summit of Scafell Pike, the tallest English fell and Snowdon, the highest point in Wales, they now have their eyes set on Ben Nevis, Scotland’s tallest.