The Latest: Girl emotional, overwhelmed after Yosemite climb

In this June 10, 2019, photo, provided by Michael Schneiter, is Selah Schneiter during her climb up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. A 10-year-old Colorado girl has scaled Yosemite National Park's El Capitan, taking five days to reach the top of the iconic rock formation. Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs completed the challenging 3,000-foot (910 meters) climb last week with the help of her father and a family friend. (Michael Schneiter via AP)
In this June 10, 2019, photo, provided by Michael Schneiter, is Selah Schneiter during her climb up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. A 10-year-old Colorado girl has scaled Yosemite National Park's El Capitan, taking five days to reach the top of the iconic rock formation. Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs completed the challenging 3,000-foot (910 meters) climb last week with the help of her father and a family friend. (Michael Schneiter via AP)
In this June 8, 2019, photo, is Michael Schneiter posing with his daughter, Selah Schneiter, at the beginning of her climb up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. A 10-year-old Colorado girl has scaled Yosemite National Park's El Capitan, taking five days to reach the top of the iconic rock formation. Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs completed the challenging 3,000-foot (910 meters) climb last week with the help of her father and a family friend. (Michael Schneiter via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on a 10-year-old girl who climbed Yosemite's El Capitan (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

A 10-year-old girl who climbed Yosemite National Park's famed El Capitan says she was overwhelmed and emotional when she reached the summit.

Selah Schneiter said Wednesday she trained mentally and physically for nine months before climbing the challenging 3,000-foot (910 meters) granite wall with her father and a family friend.

Schneiter, who is from Glenwood Springs, Colorado, says the only thing she feared was the possibility of a big storm when they had to go down the mountain.

Selah and her father Mike Schneiter say it took them five days with family friend Mark Regier to reach the top.

To celebrate the amazing feat, the trio jumped in a nearby river to cool off and later got pizza and chocolate ice cream.

___

9 a.m.

A 10-year-old Colorado girl has scaled Yosemite National Park's El Capitan, taking five days to reach the top of the iconic rock formation.

Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs completed the challenging 3,000-foot (910 meters) climb last week with the help of her father and a family friend.

Selah and her father Mike Schneiter say it took them five days last week with family friend Mark Regier to reach the top.

Selah told KFSN-TV that the group's method was to do the climb little by little, calling it taking "small bites."

Mike Schneiter told the television station in Fresno, California that the entire family climbs and that he fell in love with his wife Joy 15 years ago while scaling El Capitan.

Related News

Clinton to visit ground zero on 9/11 anniversary

Sep 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton is opting to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks with a visit to ground zero

Hilfiger turns Fashion Week into a carnival _ no, a real one

Sep 10, 2016

Designer Tommy Hilfiger, known for his lavishly produced fashion shows, pulled out all the stops with a carnival-style show at Manhattan's South Street Seaport

Los Angeles beats San Francisco for George Lucas museum site

Jan 11, 2017

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas and his team have chosen Los Angeles over San Francisco as the home of a museum that will showcase his work

Welcome to The Zig Zag World. This travel blog will help you to make the most out of your travel time with interesting destination guides. Our paths will definitely cross some day as we zigzag around the world.

Contact us: sales@thezigzagworld.com