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!