A DETERMINED Rhyl youngster is about to tackle the final leg of scaling the world's highest peak - from home.

Cameron Pye, a Year 6 pupil at Rydal Penrhos Prep School, has been attempting to climb Everest one stair at a time for the Welsh Mountain Zoo since Saturday, May 16.

In little more than six weeks, Cameron has climbed close to the 4,446 flights of stairs to reach the summit.

As of Tuesday, June 30, Cameron is just about to finish his final day's climb of 155 flights.

Vicky Pye, Cameron's mum said: "His dad and I are so proud of him, to keep going through the challenge.

"The original challenge was supposed to be 3,781 flights of 15 stairs, but because we have 13 we worked out that it was 4,466.

"Initially, we set his fundraising target at £500, then £750 and we kept added the more he raised. We're hoping he can reach £2,000 by the end of the challenge.

"Every donation has given him that little bit of determination to keep going."

To donate to Cameron's successful trek, visit the 'Cameron's Virtual Mount Everest Climb' page on justgiving.com.