Dr. Fred Distelhorst of Vail, Colorado summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in July of 2017. He was 88 years and 171 days old. That makes him the oldest person to summit.
Here is a video of Dr. Fred Distelhorst’s trip. This video was put together by his Grand Kids.
More clients than ever are creating wonderful videos of their Kilimanjaro climb with us. We thought we’d share them all on this page.
This first video was created by one of our staff while climbing the Lemosho route.
In March 2015 senior leaders of one of the biggest health care organizations in the Middle East, Hamad Medical Corporation, decided to take up a challenge, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, a life time adventure. We were a group of 9 doctors ranging in age from 36 to 60.
Since many of us had not done anything like this before we had our doubts about reaching the summit. However, with the great motivation and teamwork our group showed in addition to the excellent guidance of the Kilimanjaro team we had a great success. 8 out of nine of us made it to the summit. As a a group we were very impressed by the professionalism, dedication, assistance, expertise and knowledge of the team of the guides and the other staff members.
We strongly recommend Peak Planet for such an adventure. We would definitely go with them if we have the chance to do it again.
Hello Peak Planet! I just made a video of our adventure, which we just came back from doing over Lemosho 9 days with your phenomenal guides and team! It was a trip of a lifetime and we all made it to the summit, and will never forget our experience. Thanks in particular to the wonderful guides: Justin Thomas, Vivianno and Jacob! The “Dream Team” as they called themselves…were like family to us! Here’s a 26 minute video of our adventure…for those considering it.
Abraham and his team where amazing. Best time ever! I am inspired to go back and do it again!