New record holder for the fastest woman on Kilimanjaro!

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New record holder for the fastest woman on Kilimanjaro!

The new record holder for the fastest ascent by a woman is Britain’s Becky Shuttleworth. Beginning at Kili’s Umbwe Gate, Becky managed to reach Uhuru Peak on 20 September 2014 in just 11 Hrs 34 Minutes via Barafu Campsite. Early reports are that Becky is hoping to return next year and beat her own time by the simple expedient of using the Western Breach approach to the summit.

Well done Becky!

About the Author:

I am a little obsessed with Mount Kilimanjaro. Since writing the first edition of the Kilimanjaro guide in 2001 I have climbed the mountain more than 30 times and occasionally leads treks up the mountain myself. And when I'm not in Tanzania researaching for the next edition of the guide (the fifth edition was published in 2018), I can be found living near Hastings, England, updating this website (which was first published in 2006), writing about the national trails of England, answering Kili-related emails and putting on weight. Friends describe me as living proof that virtually anybody can climb Kilimanjaro.