Category Archives for Kilimanjaro News

Anne Lorimor, 89, Becomes Oldest Person To Climb Kilimanjaro

Arizona great-grandmother, Anne Lorimor, has become the oldest person to climb Mount Kilimnajaro (19,341 feet), aged 89! Lorimor originally climbed Kilimanjaro in July 2015, becoming (at the time) the

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Is This A Joke? Tanzania Plans To Build A Cable Car On Mount Kilimanjaro

Africa’s tallest mountain could very well be getting a cable car in the near future. Tanzania is currently experiencing a boom in tourism and the country is actively seeking to capitalise on the success

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The Impossible Is Possible: First Female Quadruple Amputee Conquers Kilimanjaro

History was made this past weekend (Friday, 5 October 2018) when Corinne Hutton conquered Mount Kilimanjaro without feet or hands, and with only one lung. In 2013, due to pneumonia and the septicaemia

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Montannah Kenney, 7, Sets New World Record For Youngest Female To Summit Kilimanjaro

7 year old Montannah Kenney from Austin, Texas has set a new world record as the youngest female to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, breaking 8 year old Roxy Getter’s record which was set in July 2017. Despite

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Actress Mandy Moore Ticks One Off Her Bucket List Atop Of Kilimanjaro

Describing it as “one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of my life”, singer, songwriter and actress Mandy Moore has just fulfilled a dream that she has had since she was 18yrs old –

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Kristina Schou Madson Sets New Kilimanjaro Female Speed Ascent Record

Kristina Schou Madson of Denmark has set a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) for female Speed Ascent up Kilimanjaro, beating the previous record holder’s time by fifteen minutes. Kristina, an extreme running

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8 Year Old From Florida Becomes Youngest Female To Climb Kilimanjaro

Eight year old, Roxy Getter, from Punta Gorda, Florida, has become the youngest female to scale Mount Kilimanjaro. Roxy reached the summit of Kilimanjaro with her family – mom, Sarah, dad, Bobby,

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Female Footballers Set New Record On Kilimanjaro

They came, they kicked and they conquered. A group of female footballers have just set a new record on Mount Kilimanjaro by playing a 90-minute football match at nearly 19,000 feet. The squad of 30 footballers,

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Africa’s Tallest Tree Discovered On Mount Kilimanjaro

Measuring an almighty 81.5m in height, Africa’s tallest tree has been discovered in a perhaps unlikely location: on Mount Kilimanjaro. The finding is especially unlikely as Africa has few trees over

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Highline On Kilimanjaro – A New Record!

Yes, that’s no computer generated background you see before you. That is indeed a highline stretching out across the horizon. Swiss alpinist Stephan Siegrist has just set a new record for the highest

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Mountain Biking To The Top Of Kilimanjaro For World Bicycle Relief

Rebecca Rusch and Patrick Sweeney have recently mountain biked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak (19,341 feet). The feat of mountain biking up Kilimanjaro began in 1985 when Dick

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Swedish Man With Disability Scales The Roof Of Africa

Aaron Anderson, a Swedish man who lost both his legs to cancer, has just scaled the summit of the tallest free standing mountain in the world – Kilimanjaro. Not only did Mr Anderson complete the

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Angela Vorobeva Becomes The Oldest Woman To Climb Kilimanjaro

Angela Vorobeva has become the oldest woman to climb Kilimanjaro, aged 86 years 267 days. Vorobeva was born in Russia on the 4 February 1929. The expedition begun on the 23 October 2015, departing from

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Nepali Mountaineer, Sanjay Pandit, Climbs Kilimanjaro Backwards In Record Time

Nepali mountaineer, Sanjay Pandit, has recently set an extraordinary new record on Mount Kilimanjaro, walking backwards to the 5,895m summit in an astonishing time of 25 hours and 40 minutes. The climb

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Rockfall Kills American Trekker On Kilimanjaro

Californian entrepreneur and founder of Live Your Legend has tragically died on the slopes of Kilimanjaro from a freak rock fall on the Western Breach route. Having sold their house in San Francisco in

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