7-Yr-Old Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro In Dead Dad’s Honour, Creates Record

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A 7-year-old girl created a world record as she made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro’s 19,341-foot summit. Hailing from Texas, Montannah Kenney was exhilirated on reaching the top as she felt close to her dead father.

Daddy’s girl

“She knows she has an angel looking after her and he lives in heaven,” Montannah’s mom, Hollie Kenney, told InsideEdition.com. “She knew that this mountain is above the clouds so she associated that she was going to be closer to her dad in heaven.”

The mother also revealed that they had originally planned to go in October 2018. But they changed their mind and decided to leave early when they realised that an 8-year-old held the record.

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Montannah told her mom, “If we’re going, I would to try to break the record.” She wanted to accomplish this feat before turning 8 in May. They decided to make the 6-and-a-half day trek up the mountain in March.


The journey wasn’t a smooth one for the mother-daughter duo. They had to sleep in tents. Temperatures fell below freezing.

On reaching the summit, the young girl wanted to spend some special time with his deceased father.

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“She knew she wanted to blow kisses to him and wave and hopefully he would see her,” the mother said.

Thereafter, the duo celebrated by going on a safari and visiting a local beach in Tanzania.

Power of Love

Well, that’s the power of love. It doesn’t only move mountains. It also compels you to climb mountains. In this case, it was the love between a father and a daughter that compelled her to successfully climb one of the toughest mountains in the world. Isn’t it great?

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