News Story: Boy, 12, climbs Kilimanjaro in seven days


August 23, 2005

Dar es Salaam : A 12-year-old American boy, Ryan Eckert, may have set a record by successfully climbing Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, last week, his guide said yesterday.

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“It took the boy seven days to reach the summit,” the guide, Honest Minja, said by telephone from Moshi at the base of the famed 5 895-metre white-peaked mountain in northern Tanzania.

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