A 35-year-old Tanzanian has done what many would most likely consider impossible – completed a Kilimanjaro trek more than 250 times!
Justaz Leonidas first climbed the summit aged just 17 years old and has since gone on to hike the mountain time and time again, according to the Daily Mail.
Speaking to the news source, Mr Leonidas – who acts as a travel guide – said that he was born at the bottom of the mountain and always knew that he wanted to help others reach the top.
“The first time I successfully climbed the peak I was 17 years old, and I remember reaching the top and thinking that it was amazing – like my own little world. I enjoy the environment in general and when I was a child I used to look at the mountain and I always wanted to climb it,” he said.
He went on to say that he has seen some wonderful things during his time as a guide, including nine marriage proposals and even a wedding at the very top of the mountain.
If you’re tempted to try and climb Mount Kilimanjaro, you need to make sure you’re prepared. Do your research properly, talk to others who have succeeded and ensure you know all there is to know about altitude sickness.
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