A DETERMINED girl embarked on a challenge to climb one of the tallest mountains in the UK after practising at home using her stairs.

Seven-year-old Skyla-Rose Johnson from Bracknell climbed 1,345 metres up Ben Nevis in a gruelling 5 and a half hour trek on Tuesday, June 1.

It is not the first time Skyla-Rose has climbed a tall mountain. In July 2020, the family took on Sca Fell Pike in the Lake District in 'horrendous weather conditions'.

But this didn't put her off as she also tried to climb Mount Snowdon in October, but unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions this was cancelled.

Finally, this month the family decided to climb Ben Nevis, where the Great Hollands primary school pupil got a special mention by her teachers for her amazing achievements.

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Her dad Mark Johnson said: "On June the 1st she done it, an arduous climb in which she ended the walk with crampons on to enable her to walk in the snow.

"The preparation we done for these walks were little walks in Swinley Forest, going out early in January and February to test ourselves in various weather conditions to ensure that we all understood what clothing we would need and when it would be needed.

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"She practised around the house with her walking sticks which came in very handy for the final part of the assent on Ben Nevis. We as parents are proud of her and her brother George, 13,for completing these walk/climbs at such young ages."

After her tough trek up Ben Nevis, Skyla-Rose said she "isn't doing any more mountains."