After two previous attempts, Alyssa Azar make it to the top of the tallest mountain in the world on Saturday, making her the youngest Australian to reach the top.


Beating the record set by Rex Pemberton in 2005, the 19-year-old made sure her family were a part of her truly incredible achievement.



Not only did she try to ring her father from the summit using a satellite phone, she also left a picture at the top of her 12-year-old brother, Christian, who has autism and intellectual disability.


Talking about the incredible gesture that Alyssa made by leaving that photo up there, her dad said that it meant so much to the family.


“Alyssa is very close to Christian and always used him as inspiration to live a full life,” he told The Guardian.


“She knows she has the opportunity in life to do things he won’t necessarily be able to do.”



Talking about how he felt about his daughter climbing Everest, the father who is also a keen climber, said: “If anything happened to her the truth is I’d be sad for myself and our family but I would never be sad for her because I knew 100% she was out doing what she wanted to be doing.”


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