Girl, 10, is youngest person ever to scale El Capitan

Selah Schneiter claimed her record after a five-day climb up the Yosemite peak's tough 1,100-metre route

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A girl aged just 10 has secured a place in rock climbing history by becoming the youngest person on record to successfully scale Yosemite's El Capitan peak.

Selah Schneiter, from Colorado, took five days to complete the 1,100 metre route, which is known as The Nose due to its peculiar shape, with her father Mike and a family friend.

After reaching the summit of the rock formation in California, US, the youngster celebrated her achievement with a pizza.