Mountainous year for Limavady teenager

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Mountainous year for Limavady teenager thumbnailAt the top! Limavady teenager Beth Hassan celebartes after reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro. Africas highest mountain and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, in August of this year. It took Beth four days to reach the summit which she did a

THERE is no doubt 2016 has been a 'big year' for many.
Despite all the odds Donald Trump became president of the United States of America, Britain decided to leave the European Union, the Syrian Civil War was brought to everyone's attention with the siege of Aleppo, there was a number of terrorist attacks on Europe, it was also the warmest year ever on record.
Then there was deaths of countless celebrities, such George Michael, David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Gene Wilder and Terry Wogan to name just a few.
For one Limavady girl, 2016 was the year she fulfilled one of her greatest achievements by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
On August 20, 2016, Beth Hassan, along with 18 others students from John Moores University, Liverpool, set out to tackle the mammoth climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.


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