Seven year old girl climbed the highest mountain in Africa

• Seven-year girl climbed Africa's highest mountain

What were you doing when you were 7 years old? In our area at this age, children begin to go to school, continue to play with toys and let them go somewhere else some parents are not at risk - little else. However, the seven-year-Montana Kenny from Texas to this age is already clearly formed for myself, that she wants to do - she decided to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. Being only in second grade, Montana decided to do something that is not decided by each adult. And in her it was for a reason.

Seven year old girl climbed the highest mountain in Africa Seven year old girl climbed the highest mountain in Africa

Kilimanjaro - the highest mountain in Africa, an extinct volcano, which is located in the north-east of Tanzania. Top of the mountain rises 5895 meters above sea level. There are several routes to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Montana and her mother decided to pick Uhuru Peak (5895 m), which is not the most difficult, but by no means the easiest. If the wayfarer way up takes a lot of time and energy for acclimatization: because of its proximity to the equator and the mountain altitudinal zones on the ascent to the peak of a man consistently overcomes most of the Earth's climate zones.

Seven year old girl climbed the highest mountain in Africa

Mom Montaty seven years of a professional athlete - she does triathlons. But when her daughter told her of his decision, my mother was not happy. "I decided not to sweeten the pill and told her frankly all the difficulties that can arise only when picked up to such a height," - says my mother. But the girl did not stop. Realizing that to convince the daughter she does not, she began to help your child prepare.

Seven year old girl climbed the highest mountain in Africa

Montana worked for 4-8 hours every weekend during the school year, and during a long weekend or a short vacation with my mother, they went to the local mountain hiking. Girl intensively engaged in all kinds of sports, she was available - swimming, basketball, running, anything that could physically strengthen the Montana Health a difficult campaign.

Seven year old girl climbed the highest mountain in Africa

Next Montana mom had to tinker with the documents to obtain special permission to participate in this girl climbing - formally ascend the mountain allowed for children from 10 years. Such permission was granted on the condition that the guide will also go with them.

Seven year old girl climbed the highest mountain in Africa

Why all this took a small Montana? As it turned out, she longed to be as close to heaven, to say goodbye to his father, who died when she was only three years old. "When we were at the top, - says mother of Montana - it was so beautiful ... She knew exactly what he wants to do: she sent the pope a kiss and waved to him, hoping that he can see it from the sky."

Seven year old girl climbed the highest mountain in Africa

Climbing (it took five days), seven-year-Montana at the top of Kilimanjaro is also a record - she became the youngest of them all, who ever got to the highest point in Africa. In addition, together with mum Montana organized a charity fund to help patients who are in need of a special form of psychotherapy - eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (. EMDR, English EMDR), which is particularly good at helping to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (Dad Montana suffered from this disorder, and this he was well assisted) method.

Seven year old girl climbed the highest mountain in Africa

His ascent to the summit of Kilimanjaro Montana set a record.

Seven year old girl climbed the highest mountain in Africa

This story struck Internet users - many of them try to put yourself in Montana and realize that they themselves at that age are unlikely to be decided on this, and certainly would not be finished until the end of the matter. "Oh, my God, - wrote one user -. I still believed in the seven years that the ninja turtles there are in fact Respect the girl.." "I think her dad in heaven crying with happiness and pride for her daughter," - wrote one girl. "I am proud of you both," - he wrote to a friend.

Seven year old girl climbed the highest mountain in Africa

Montana at the top of the mountain.