A 10-YEAR-OLD Londoner believed to be the youngest Briton to climb Mont Blanc has described the trek as easy. Asher Silver, from Highgate, climbed western Europes highest peak last week. He had no formal training. He completed the climb, using an ice axe and crampons, with his father Nick, 46, and a guide after three days of practice at the Chamonix resort near the mountain, which is 4,810m above sea level in the French Alps. Its an impressive achievement for any- body, said Tony Ryan, of the British Mountaineering Council. Ive not heard of younger ascents. Asher, who last year climbed the 4,197m Grand Tatum in Wyoming, US, said: I love to look out and see just how far Ive come. You look down and see tiny specks. Mr Silver said: He was always climbing tall trees. I thought it was better for him to start properly. Krister Johnsson, the guide who led Asher and his father up Mont Blanc, was impressed with the 10-year-olds maturity. 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The Olympics will start on 27 July, 2012. by georgina littlejohnWaving the flag: Asher and dad on Mont Blanc Stamina: Asher Silver practised for three days for his epic climb index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html