Girl from Bracknell climbs Ben Nevis after using poles to train on stairs at home
A DETERMINED girl took on the challenge of climbing one of the tallest mountains in the UK after working out at home using her stairs.
Seven-year-old Skyla-Rose Johnson Bracknell climbed 1345 meters in Ben Nevis on a grueling 5.5 hour hike on Tuesday June 1.
This is not the first time that Skyla-Rose has climbed a high mountain. In July 2020, the family faced Sca Fell Pike in the Lake District in “appalling weather conditions”.
But that didn’t put her off as she also tried to climb Mount Snowdon in October, but unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions this was canceled.
Finally, this month the family decided to climb Ben Nevis, where the Great Hollands Primary School student received a Special Mention from his teachers for his amazing achievements.
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Her father Mark Johnson said: “On June 1 she did it, a strenuous climb in which she finished the walk with crampons to allow her to walk in the snow.
“The preparation we did for these walks were short walks in Swinley Forest, going out in early January and February to test ourselves in various weather conditions to make sure we all understood what clothes we would need and when it would be. necessary.
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“She trained in the house with her trekking poles which proved to be very useful for the latter part of the assent on Ben Nevis. As parents we are proud of her and her brother. George, 13, for completing those walks / climbs at such a young age. ”
After her difficult hike in Ben Nevis, Skyla-Rose said she “doesn’t make mountains anymore”.