- Pakistan’s rising mountaineer Asad Ali Memon goals to climb one of many seven summits on the planet.
- Mount Kilimanjaro is positioned in Tanzania.
- He’s aiming to turn out to be the primary Pakistani to climb 19,340 ft. Mt. Kilimanjaro in lower than 24 hours’ time.
KARACHI: Pakistan’s rising mountaineer Asad Ali Memon has set his eyes on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro — one of many seven summits on the planet. Apparently, as an uncommon feat, Memon desires it to do in lower than 24 hours.
Earlier this 12 months, Memon had efficiently climbed Aconcagua, the very best peak within the Americas, and hoisted the Pakistani flag on the prime of the height positioned in Argentina.
Asad advised Geo.television that this 12 months on February tenth, he’s aiming to turn out to be the primary Pakistani to climb 19,340 ft. Mt. Kilimanjaro in lower than 24 hours’ time.
The Larkana primarily based mountaineer mentioned that he’s excited concerning the feat and needs to do one thing completely different. “Many Pakistani people have climbed this peak but they have taken 5 to 6 days time, which is the usual time, but I want to do it in a day, in less than 24 hours,” he mentioned.
The aspiring mountaineer referred to Karl Egloff, a Swiss mountaineer who has the file of climbing Kilimanjaro up and down in 6 hours 42 minutes, as his motivation.
“My ultimate aim is to break Egloff’s record, but due to limited resources and latest equipment, I aim to at least summit it in 24 hours,” he shared.
Through the summit, Asad Memon mentioned, the climate will probably be a mixture, scorching within the night and chilly at night time, whereas rain showers are anticipated as properly. He added that he has been engaged on growing his stamina and operating on the slippery floor for the previous 4 months.
“To complete the summit within 24 hours, I will have to run for 64km – the distance from starting point to peak through the Marangu route. There is a 15km patch in the second phase — a forest that takes about an hour and a half to cross – and it’s usually raining in that area.”
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“So, I have to practice running on slippery ground with normal hiking shoes. For this, I’ll be going to Gilgit in January to run on snow with hiking shoes,” he added.
He additional shared that he received’t be carrying any meals or water with him besides chocolate bars.
“I have to keep myself as light as possible in order to maintain the speed. There will be someone after every 5-10km of distance with chocolate bars, water, and clothes. I will stop there for a moment and then start moving to reach the peak as soon as possible,” he added.
Mount Kilimanjaro is positioned in Tanzania and would be the third mountain of his ‘Seven Summit Challenge’ the place he will probably be climbing the fourth highest peak of the problem.