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89-year-old American woman sets world record as oldest person to hike Mount Kilimanjaro

89-year-old American woman sets world record as oldest person to hike Mount Kilimanjaro

YEREVAN, JULY 27, ARMENPRESS. A Valley senior citizen is setting world records at the age of 89, ABC15 reported.

Anne Lorimor received a great welcome home at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Thursday afternoon after getting back from hiking Mount Kilimanjaro in the African country of Tanzania.

She did it a few years ago and set the record as the oldest female to make it to the summit, but when Lorimor found out another woman stole her title a few months later, and a man held the record for the oldest person to do the climb, she laced up her shoes again.

"There was a point when I really was concerned because I fell before I started up the mountain," said Lorimor as quoted by ABC15. "I had great pain in my side, and I couldn't take deep breaths. I was afraid if I couldn't keep oxygenated enough I couldn't go."

She did make to the top and set a new record as the oldest person to hike the tallest peak in Africa. She says round-trip, it took her 9 days.





https://zen.yandex.ru/id/5dee07a31e8e3f00ae3051c1

https://www.gov.am/files/docs/3969.pdf
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