The youngest person to hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is Coltan Tanner (aged 6). Coltan is from Albuquerque in the United States and summited Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2018 at the age of 6 years and 1 month old.
Prior to Coltan’s record, Los Angeles resident Keats Boyd, held the youngest person to summit Kilimanjaro title. He summited in 2008 at the age of 7 years old.
Note: The official minimum age to climb Kilimanjaro is 10 years old. One will need to get special permission from the Kilimanjaro National Park to bring a child younger than 10 years old into the park.
Other notable youngsters who have summited Kilimanjaro include:
- Montannah Kenney (aged 7 years old). She is currently the youngest female to climb Kilimanjaro. She summited in March 2018.
- Montannah broke Roxy Getter’s record, aged 8.
- Zain Akrim (aged 9 years) summited on the 8th of August, 2015. He is officially the youngest British person to climb Kilimanjaro.
- Sam Irving (aged 10 years) of Claygate in Surrey summited in 2015. As part of his summit climb, he helped raise £25,000 for the Haller Foundation, which boosts the economies of poor, smallholder farmers who live on inhospitable land.
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