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10-year-old girl becomes youngest person to scale Yosemite’s El Capitan

June 19, 2019 4:46 pm

Posted Jun 19 2019 10:32AM PDT

Video Posted Jun 19 2019 01:47PM PDT

Updated Jun 19 2019 01:48PM PDT

YOSEMITE, Calif. (KTVU) - A 10-year-old Colorado girl has become the youngest person to climb one of Yosemite National Park’s most challenging rock formations— El Capitan.

Selah Schneiter completed the 3,000-foot climb in five days aided by her father and a family friend.

Her father, Mike Schneiter, made sure to capture the historic moment and posted a photo of the girl on Instagram with the caption, “After five days on El Cap our ten-year-old daughter topped out, fulfilling a longtime goal that she had worked hard towards.”

Mike Schneiter told KFSN-TV, that he fell in love with his wife Joy 15 years ago while scaling El Capitan.