Ain’t no mountain too high for eight-year-old Cece Camp. This September the third grader traveled to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado to climb a difficult route known as the North Ridge. Her goal was to set a record by becoming the youngest climber to reach the top. While high winds and cold temperatures kept her from reachng the peak, Cece still learned a valuable lesson.
“Even though nature wasn’t on her side this time, Cece followed her dream. She pushed as hard as she could, giving it everything she had when the world was literally pushing back,” said Jeff Camp, Cece’s dad. “She can officially call herself an alpinist at 8. That’s pretty cool.”