7 questions to Storm Elliot about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Was it as hard as people say?
The early days were not so bad but the summit night was very long and very cold. This is a hard climb for a young person.
What was the hardest part?
Not showering for a week (and the summit night).
What was it like standing at the top?
It felt great. I was tired and the some of the people around me were crying because they were so happy. I was so happy and proud of myself.
What did you think about walking back down the mountain?
I felt ill at that stage but knew I had to keep going. I thought a lot about sleep and my mom and sister as I missed them.
What did you learn from this journey?
To never give up. To set yourself a goal and believe in yourself… even if you don’t achieve, it at least you tried.
Did realising this dream change anything in you?
It made me proud of who I am. The next time I have a tough challenge I will believe in myself even more.
Do you have a next dream you want to realise?
I want to play tennis at Wimbledon!
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