Kilimanjaro: Records

records for climbing Kilimanjaro

  • Fastest ascent: Bruno Brunod climbed Kilimanjaro in 5 hours 38 minutes 40 seconds
  • Fastest ascent and descent: Simon Mtuy climbed Kilimanjaro in 8 hours 27 minutes
  • Youngest and First 4 sisters to climb Kilimanjaro: Jillian, Velma, Lynette and Cheryl Hunter, age 6 years old and up with dad Gene Douglas Hunter in the early ’70s.
  • The youngest girl in the world to Kilimanjaro summit: Velma Gene Hunter, 3 days, Canadian/American born in South Africa; Youngest girl to reach Uhuru Peak: American Cheryl Hunter who acclimatised climbing Mt. Kenya
  • Youngest boy to summit: Keats Boyd, 7-years old
  • Oldest person to summit: Karl Haupt, 79 or Valtee Daniel, 87
  • First ascent: Kinyala Johannes Lauwo. Lauwo, a Marangu army scout, then served as a guide to Hans Meyer, who named Johannes Notch after him. In 1989 the West German government built Lauwo a house at Ashira Marangu to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first European ascent.
  • First paraplegic to summit assisted: Chris Waddell
  • First blind people to reach the summit: Tofiri Kibuuka, John Opio and Lawrence Sserwambala, in 1968
  • First Deaf woman to reach the top of Kilimanjaro: Heidi Zimmer

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