DAREDEVIL centenarian Jack Reynolds has launched himself into the Guinness World Records as the oldest person to go down a zipwire - and he did it in the Lake District.

The fearless 106-year-old, a great-great-grandfather from Hollingwood, near Chesterfield in Derbyshire, broke the record live on ITV’s Good Morning Britain at Go Ape Zip Trekking in the heart of Grizedale Forest.

Mr Reynolds has taken on a new challenge on his birthday for the last few years, including getting a tattoo at the age of 104 and being the world’s oldest person to ride a rollercoaster at 105.

This year he decided to take on his biggest challenge to date at Go Ape’s Zip Trekking adventure and complete one of the epic tandem zip lines that traverse the sky-scraping Douglas Firs, 100ft in the air.

Guinness World Records adjudicator Mark McKinley was on hand to present Mr Reynolds with a certificate.

He was supported in the forest with all his family and on landing from the 400m trip, gave a big thumb up to the camera and his family saying: ‘This speaks for itself.’

“I turn 106 years old this year, it has become somewhat of a tradition that on my birthday I use my new age to help raise money for worthy charities,” he said.

He has already smashed his £500 target this year raising money for The Stroke Association.

Social media went crazy for Mr Reynolds with Go Ape receiving lots of messages of love pouring in on how inspirational and fantastic he is.

Go Ape Grizedale site manager Paul Brady said: “It was a fantastic event that we really wanted to be involved in.

“Jack is proof that age is no barrier to adventure and the look on Jack’s face during his descent down the zip wire says everything about zip trekking and Jack himself. He is an absolute inspiration to us and I am thankful that he chose to share his special day with us here at Go Ape Grizedale.”

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