Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak (5,895 meters or 19,341 ft) on the continent of South Africa, has been scaled by a young climber from Pakistan.
At midnight between Feb 15-16, 23-year-old Asad Ali Memon entered the Mweka gate (finishing point) after climbing the Uhuru peak of Mt Kilimanjaro in the United Republic of Tanzania. Within 20 hours, he accomplished this feat.
As per a statement released by the Pakistan High Commission in Tanzania, the young climber began his drive for the summit from the Umbwe Gate (starting point) early Monday morning and opted for the most demanding route to the summit.
The High Commission said: “His Uhuru peak solo summit will help to open up new vistas of adventure sports and tourism collaboration between Pakistan and Tanzania.”