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Perhaps you are thinking about making the summit of one of the most iconic mountains in the world or you already have your bags packed and you are eagerly awaiting your departure to start your ascent of Kilimanjaro? Whatever the case may be, we all need some inspiration or something [...]
A couple of weeks ago, Angela Vorobyova, an 86-year-old retired teacher from Siberia, became the oldest person to summit Kilimanjaro, honouring an 80-year-old promise to her sister, who died as a young child in 1935. She was accompanied by her 62-year-old daughter, Vera. 'The first days of our expedition could [...]
Last week, a team of 38 climbers not only reached the summit of Kilimanjaro, but managed to play the world's highest rugby league match along the way. The climb and the match were staged to raise funds and awareness for the Steve Prescott Foundation. The team included various former rugby [...]
As shown by other posts on this site, Mount Kilimanjaro has been the setting for a number of truly inspirational personal feats, with various records being broken along the way. The latest addition to the list of Kili record breakers is a particularly remarkable and inspiring young South African woman [...]
Kilimanjaro is well-known for being the highest mountain in Africa, and for its glaciers. But there's much more to this mountain's story than you are probably aware. Here are ten things you may well not know about the iconic Mt. Kilimanjaro: 1.) . The last volcanic activity on Mount Kilimanjaro occurred [...]
From the fastest Kilimanjaro climb, to the oldest, with a spot of cricket in-between, here's a rundown of a few of the records that have been set on our magical and mysterious mountain. This might serve as inspiration to set your own record: Fastest Kilimanjaro climbs In 2010 Spanish mountain runner [...]
Kilimanjaro's celebrity status has, in turn, drawn a number of celebrities over the years, from professional sportsmen and sportswomen to singers and actresses. Encouragingly for the less fit out there, portly DJ Chris Moyles, who fronted popular UK radio station Radio 1's breakfast show for many years, made it to [...]