89-year-old woman climbs Kilimanjaro!

An 89-year-old woman from Phoenix, Arizona, has become the oldest to climb Africa's highest mountain. Anne Lorimor, a former university instructor, reached the summit earlier this month after a nine-day trek. Anne climbed for Creating Exciting Futures, her own charity that she founded to support disadvantaged youth. This is actually not the first time she's [...]

July 30th, 2019|Categories: Records and amazing feats|

New record for youngest person to reach the top

UPDATE AUGUST 2023: Due to the significant doubts surrounding this expedition, we have chosen not to recognise Ognen Živković’s climb as the record. On 6 August 2023 the record for the youngest person to have climbed Kilimanjaro appeared to have been broken. Five-year-old Ognjen Živković from Serbia took seven days to complete his trek, taking the Machame Route [...]

October 26th, 2018|Categories: Records and amazing feats|

New record for oldest person to climb Kilimanjaro!

It's finally been officially confirmed that Dr Fred Distelhorst, a retired orthodontist from Vail, Colorado, has become, at 88, the oldest person ever to climb Kilimanjaro. Dr Distelhorst climbed with his grand-daughter, Ellen Edgerton, who was already in Tanzania volunteering for a charity project. The duo took six days to climb Africa's highest mountain, finally reaching [...]

September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Records and amazing feats|

Highest ever football match played on Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro has picked up yet another record. Last month thirty women from across the world played a full ninety-minute football game (that's soccer to our American friends) in the Crater of Mount Kilimanjaro. The game, between Volcano FC and Glacier FC, ended in a nil-nil draw but the result wasn't really the point. The people [...]

July 16th, 2017|Categories: Records and amazing feats|

Africa’s Biggest Tree found on Kilimanjaro!

Africa’s tallest indigenous tree has been discovered in a remote corner of Kilimanjaro. The tree is, measures a whopping 81.5 metres, and is of the species Entandrophragma excelsum. Scientists from the University of Bayreuth in Germany first discovered a stand of them while exploring the mountain's cloud forest twenty years ago, and recently returned to [...]

November 28th, 2016|Categories: Records and amazing feats|
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