WE shared the news that an eight-year-old Cumbrian boy has reached Everest Base Camp with his mother while raising money for charity.

Frankie McMillan has successfully accomplished his dreams of touching the famous rock at Everest Base Camp after trekking for nine days.

His mother Basia McMillan used their social media pages to share their journey to reach the base camp in Nepal.

Here's what readers said.

Ann Davison said: "Very well done young man you are an inspiration," and Barbara Reeve also said: "you're amazing".

Angie-Pat Smalley said: "Wow! You will remember that experience all your life."

Donna Keal Brown said: "What an achievement. That's not an easy climb for most adults let alone a child. Ant Middleton took to that challenge in one of his books and although he climbed Everest it wasn't without its challenges or casualties. A massive well done to you both."

Olwyn Gibson, Wendy E. Lovering and Fiona Clarke also congratulated Frankie on his success.

One web user said: "Well done young man and his mum."

The pair set up a JustGiving page and to raise money for children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK. He planned to raise £5,364 – a pound for every metre of height to reach Base Camp - and has so far raised £1,612.