Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Oldest person to climb Mount Kilimanjaro: Angela Vorobyova broke Guinness World Records record
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania -- Retired teacher Angela Vorobyova from Ulan-Ude (Republic of Buryatia, Russia) hiked her way into the record books, reaching the 5,895 metre (19,341 ft) summit in Tanzania on 29 October at 13.08 Moscow time, accompanied by her daughter Vera, 62, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, thus setting the new world record for being the Oldest person to climb Mount Kilimanjaro,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: 'October 29 - the day when I went to the Uhuru Peak - was the day of my sister's birth. I dedicated this climb to her.' Photo: Altezza Travel (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the oldest man to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is Robert Wheeler (USA, b. 15 March 1929), who reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, aged 85 years 201 days, on 2 October 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the fastest ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro on crutches; it is 4 days 20 hours 30 minutes and was achieved by John Sandford Hart (UK) from 24 to 29 October 2009. They left camp at 9.45 am on the 24th of October arrived at the summit (Uhuru) on October 29th at 6.15 am.
Along with Angela and Vera on Kilimanjaro, was a support team including Elias Masave and Shabani Svahele, guides with experience in Kilimanjaro more than 15 years, The Siberian Times reported.
'I had never thought about turning back,' she said. 'At an altitude of 4,000 metres, we even danced the tango with our guide. And at 5,000 meters we saw the sunrise. Sunrise above the clouds. That's impressive. I had lost my voice, and I couldn't speak, but to turn back? No, I did not even think about it.'
'My next planned trip is, of course, to Peru, Machu Picchu. In addition, I have dream of a cruise from Anadyr - Murmansk, past the Russian islands in the Arctic and the North Pole.
'Traveling is not only the cognition of the world, it's more about the cognition of yourself, what you can, what are you worth in this life.' She added: 'Of course, it is very nice to get into the Book of Records.'
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