Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Avery Walden, 9, practices climbing an ice wall her father set up in the back yard of their home on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 near Soldotna, Alaska. Avery and Chris Walden, along with a family friend, will embark on an eight-day expedition to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. If they succeed, Avery Walden will be the youngest female ever to summit the 19,341-foot mountain.

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Avery Walden, 9, practices climbing an ice wall her father set up in the back yard of their home on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 near Soldotna, Alaska. Avery and Chris Walden, along with a family friend, will embark on an eight-day expedition to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. If they succeed, Avery Walden will be the youngest female ever to summit the 19,341-foot mountain.

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