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Great Grandma Oldest Woman Who has Climbed Kilimanjaro

The free standing Kilimanjaro with its snow covered peak is a challenge for every hiker. Now an 85 year old great grandmother, Anne Lorimor from Arizona, has successfully conquered Africa’s highest mountain as the oldest woman to ever reach its summit. With her impressive hike she has shown fellow seniors that life and adventure don’t stop, just because the hair becomes gray and the bones a little rusty.

But she has not only sent out an encouraging message, she has also raised money for the Challenge Youth Fund, which supports disadvantaged children and which she has created herself.

The whole ascent took the group 8 days. Not even the flu, that affected Anne Lorimor and several others in the group, could stop her. After two days rest and preparation for the final climb, the group departed at night and reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on the morning of the 8th day, exhausted, but happy.

Anne Lorimor is still waiting for the official confirmation of Guinness World Records, that she is the oldest woman who has climbed Kilimanjaro , which she will surely get, after they will have reviewed all the video and photo proof, her nephew took of her journey.

Photo: Matt Kiefer
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Barbara is a German-born Austrian with unresolved identity issues and a degree in Ecology and Nature Conservation. Three years ago, she moved to Budapest, Hungary. She travels the world whenever she can, equally chasing interesting stories and fluffy cats. She is a travel writer who loves adventure and never says no to any challenge.

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