If you have been following the Intel #TheClimbAfrica campaign on Facebook and Twitter then you probably already know that Tanzanian mountain guide Julio Ludagowho set out on Sunday, September 27, 2015 to beat the world record of ascending and descending Mt. Kilimanjaro at 6 hours, 56 minutes and 24 seconds has finally completed his climb in 11 hours, 8 minutes.
Putting up a spirited fight to complete the climb, Julio became the second Tanzanian and African to make this attempt to climb and descend the highest Mountain in Africa in the shortest time on record.
According to Julio, “Despite not beating the world record, I believe I did my best and I hope that I have inspired other people to come and attempt the climb.”
But Julio was not the only one who triumphed in the Intel #TheClimbAfrica journey asAllan Thairo and Dennis MuriiIrungu were announced as the two winners in Nigeria with the most accurate predictions on how long it would take Julio to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, winningthe Asus Transformer Book T100 and Asus Fonepad.
Julio’s climb was supported by Intel, Asus and Ahsante tours and they all had positive things to say about his effort.
Congratulations to Julio and the Winners!
Who is going to attempt this climb next? Will you? J