It’s amazing what you can do when you have the right motivation, even if you’re in a tiny little body. One little girl proved that when she decided to climb one of the biggest mountains in the world, all for the purest of reasons.
Montannah Kenney is a 7-year-old girl from Austin, Texas, and as of March 14th, she is the world’s youngest female to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
She lost her dad when she was just three years old, and her mother told Inside Edition that the little girl wanted to climb the mountain so she could say hi to him.
“She knows she has an angel looking after her and he lives in heaven,” said Montannah’s mom Hollie. “She knew that this mountain is above the clouds so she associated that she was going to be closer to her dad in heaven.”
It took six days for the second-grader to hike to the summit of the mountain, 19, 341 feet above sea level. The mom and daughter made the climb in March in order to make it before Montannah turned 8 in May, so she could top the previous record-holder, 8-year-old Roxy Getter.