A seven-year-old girl became the youngest female to climb to the top of Africa’s highest mountain. Montannah Kenney, age seven, […]
A seven-year-old girl became the youngest female to climb to the top of Africa’s highest mountain.
Montannah Kenney, age seven, from Austin, Texas climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with her mother, Hollie Kenney, who is a former professional triathlete, according to Austin360.
The duo climbed the mountain to honor Montannah’s dad, who passed away when she was three years old.
“Because he lives up in heaven and Mt. Kilimanjaro is above the clouds and I wanted to be up there since I knew he was above the clouds,” Montannah said.
The mother and daughter spent six-and-a-half days going up the mountain during their spring break, and spent just a day and a half coming down.
Montannah and her mom spent a year planning the trip.
Family friend Declan Waters said they started their journey on March 10, and reached the top March 16.
It’s estimated that about 25,000 people attempt to climbthe 19,241 feet of Mount Kilimanjaro every year, only about two-thirds reach the top.