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Pakistan’s young climber makes it to Africa’s highest peak

DODOMA: A young climber from Pakistan has scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak (5,895 metres  or 19,341 ft) on the continent of South Africa.

23-year-old Asad Ali Memon reached the Mweka gate (finish point) at midnight between Feb 15-16 after climbing the Uhuru peak of Mt Kilimanjaro in the United Republic of Tanzania. He achieved this feat within 20 hours.

The young climber started his push for the summit from the Umbwe Gate (start point) early Monday morning and opted for the most challenging route to the summit, according to a statement issued by the Pakistan High Commission in Tanzania.

“His mission to traverse the summit and return within one day (24 hours) has been achieved well within the…

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