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Sanjay Pandit Climbs Kilimanjaro Backwards And Sets Epic Record

Mark Whitman

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 took place between the 15-18 December 2015. Using video evidence of the entire climb, the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority has officially verified Sanjay Pandit and his incredible record.

From our little research on Sanjay Pandit, it is clear that he has an impressive track record of climbing mountains in unconventional ways.

Sanjay Pandit and Mount Kosciuszko

In November 2014, Sanjay Pandit walked backwards up the highest peak of Australia, Mount Kosciuszko (2,228 m). This feat took him 5 hours and 45 minutes to complete, and he did so in traditional Nepali attire.


Sanjay Pandit walking backwards up Mount Kosciuszko in traditional Nepali attire.

Sanjay Pandit and Mount Elbrus

Earlier in 2014, Sanjay Pandit set another record by climbing the highest mountain in Europe, Mount Elbrus in Russia, before spending 6 minutes and 3 seconds half-naked at the summit, where the temperature was recorded to be -60 degrees Celsius. Check out his video on YouTube.

Sanjay Pandit and Mount Everest and Mount Manaslu

Sanjay Pandit is an accomplished mountaineer having climbed both Mount Everest and Mount Manaslu in Nepal.

Sanjay Pandit and his first ascent up Mount Kilimanjaro

According to Facebook records, this is not the first time that Sanjay Pandit has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He reached the summit back in April 2014 but presumably didn’t walk backwards then.

A video posted on YouTube shows Sanjay Pandit struggling to keep his footing as he walks up the steep gravel slope of Kibo on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mark Whitman

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