Kenyan Rotarians Seek to Break Record in Kilimanjaro Climb

A team of Kenyan Rotarians is attempting to break the Guinness World Record in a Kilimanjaro climb initiative.

The dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania, is Africa’s highest mountain and highest free-standing mountain in the world, with a height of 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level.

In a bid to challenge their abilities to reach the crest of the iconic feature, the Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Nairobi East, are set to take friends, family and fellow Rotarians from across the world to a challenge that would see them get to the top of the mountain.

If achieved, the team will break the Guinness World Record for being the first crew to ever take more than a hundred people to the top of a mountain.

Towards this, the Kenyan Rotary fraternity will tomorrow launch the Kilimanjaro intense training program and the registration for the December 4-10 fore-casted excursion at the Arboretum in Nairobi.

Rotary president Nana Wanjau says, “The gist of it all is fund-raising for projects that fall under Rotary’s six areas of focus of peace promotion, disease prevention, water and sanitation, maternity and child healthcare, education literacy and economic growth.”