Montannah and her mom set off in March 2018. Guides showed them the way. Other helpers cooked meals and carried supplies.
But even with teamwork, the six-day climb to the top was tough. The group hiked for nine hours or more each day. And it rained or snowed almost the whole time. That made the rocky mountain slippery.
One day, Montannah felt sick to her stomach. She and her mom worried it might be altitude sickness. They thought about turning back. But after resting for a bit, Montannah felt better. She refused to give up. Two days later, she made it to the top of the mountain.
“I was finally above the clouds!” she says.
Today, Montannah wants other kids to know they can reach their goals too. She tells them to plan ahead, use teamwork, and stick with it.
“You can do it!” she says.