Amazing 7-Year-Old Climbs Mt Kilimanjaro, To Be Close To Her Late Dad
Mount Kilimanjaro rises 19,341 feet into the air over Africa. And earlier this year, 7-year old Montannah Kenney and her mother Hollie climbed every one of them, scaling the mountain in together a little less than a week.
And if you think that's amazing, just wait until you hear young Montannah's reason for wanting to make it to the top of the tallest mountain on its continent.
"I blew kisses at Dad so he knew I was there," Montannah said when asked what she did when she reached Kilimanjaro's summit.
It had been five years since Montannah's father passed away when she asked Hollie whether they could climb the mountain, so that Montannah could be as close to her dad in heaven as possible. At first, Hollie—conscious of the risk of the climb especially at her daughter's young age—hesitated to say yes. But after consulting with a nurse about how to make the climb safely, mother and daughter booked their trip and started training.
"Our philosophy in life is to be somebody and to go out there and do something with your life," Hollie said.
And now, Montannah is a new "somebody." She's the youngest girl to ever climb Kilimanjaro!