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Tanzanian Justaz Leonidas climbs Kilimanjaro some-more than 250 TIMES

December 30th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Group personality Justaz Leonidas initial climbed a high 19,341ft rise aged 17 
  • The 35-year-old skeleton to keep climbing until he has finished so 500 times over 
  • He leads hikers adult once a week detached from in May, Apr and November

Georgia Diebelius For Mailonline

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A male who over his lifelong dream to stand Mount Kilimanjaro has now finished so some-more than 250 times – and still isn’t bored.

Justaz Leonidas initial cowed a 19,341ft rise age 17 after spending his whole life vital only 60 feet divided from a mountain’s base, that he spent his childhood personification on.

The 35-year-old, who climbs to a tip of a towering in Tanzania, Africa, weekly, assimilated a transport association in 2009 as a organisation personality and never looked back.

Justaz Leonidas initial cowed a 19,341ft rise age 17 after spending his whole life vital only 60 feet away

Justaz Leonidas initial cowed a 19,341ft rise age 17 after spending his whole life vital only 60 feet away

The 35-year-old climbs to a tip of a towering weekly with groups of people from around a world

The 35-year-old climbs to a tip of a towering weekly with groups of people from around a world

He hopes to stand a rise some-more than 500 times by a time he retires - and refuses to stop until he has

He hopes to stand a rise some-more than 500 times by a time he retires – and refuses to stop until he has

Not including April, May and November, that are stormy months, Leonidas – who is a beam for Intrepid Travel – spends between 5 and 8 days holding groups of hikers to a rise on the dormant volcanic mountain.

The guide, who shares a home with his mother and 4 children – including a daughter he adopted when he was in high propagandize after she was dumped on his doorstep – describes his pursuit as a ‘dream come true’. 

Speaking to MailOnline Travel, Leonidas said: ‘I was innate in a city during a bottom of Kilimanjaro and we have always famous that we wanted to be a guide. 

The guide, who shares a home with his mother and 4 children, describes his pursuit as a 'dream come true'

The guide, who shares a home with his mother and 4 children, describes his pursuit as a ‘dream come true’

He pronounced his categorical recommendation before climbing is for people to get a health check and do their investigate on a peak

He pronounced his categorical recommendation before climbing is for people to get a health check and do their investigate on a peak

Mount Kilimanjaro can be found tighten to a limit of Tanzania and Kenya

Mount Kilimanjaro can be found tighten to a limit of Tanzania and Kenya

LEONIDAS’ TOP CLIMBING TIPS

1. Climb it delayed – there is no indicate in rushing it as we will skip a extraordinary views. Even if we have climbed plateau before we contingency not assume we know how to stand Kilimanjaro.

2. Stay gentle – you contingency be certain to wear lots of gentle clothing. People trust it is not as cold as others make out though it is colder, generally during night.

3. Drink H2O – this is unequivocally important. Climbers contingency keep hydrated and make certain they feel healthy and fit via a trek. 

4. Bring a sham – for no other reason than it’s comfortable. It cushions a bucket of your back, is soothing to lay on when we take a mangle and apparently we can nap on it too.

5. Fitness checks – Be certain to have unchanging checks and deliberate your alloy to safeguard you’re healthy adequate to try a climb. Make certain you’re fit and can cope with a altitude. 

6. Rest – While you’re climbing we need to make certain we unequivocally rest when we get a chance. After your climb, when we get home, spin off your phone and let your physique rest.

‘The initial time we successfully climbed a rise we was 17 years old, and we remember reaching a tip and meditative that it was extraordinary – like my possess small world. 

‘I suffer a sourroundings in ubiquitous and when we was a child we used to demeanour during a towering and we always wanted to stand it.

‘I take groups to a tip of a rise roughly each week, a climbs operation from 5 to 8 days depending on a track though we try and go home each Friday to spend time with my family.

‘They know a inlet of my pursuit means we am divided a lot though we try and see them as most as possible.

‘With a climbs we start early in a morning and conduct from hire to hire until we strech a top.’

The trips to a limit have led to Leonidas saying some implausible sights.

He said: ‘I have witnessed some extraordinary things including around 9 matrimony proposals and we even once organized a marriage on a rise that concerned a priest, best-man, bridesmaids and twelve other guest as good as a couple.

‘My pursuit is extraordinary and we adore it, infrequently we will travel for as prolonged as 11 hours during a time, it is a best thing.

‘Sometimes it is worrying. The misfortune thing is that we notice a meridian change and tellurian warming a lot some-more when we stand Kilimanjaro so mostly that is scary.’

Other tips from a penetrating hiker embody climbing slow, resting, bringing a sham and gripping hydrated throughout

Other tips from a penetrating hiker embody climbing slow, resting, bringing a sham and gripping hydrated throughout

He spends between 5 and 8 days holding groups of hikers to a rise of a asleep volcanic mountain

He spends between 5 and 8 days holding groups of hikers to a rise of a asleep volcanic mountain

Leonidas stressed that if you’re going to try a climb, it’s critical not to be complacent.  

He added: ‘The second misfortune thing is when people spin adult for a travel and assume they know what they’re doing since they have climbed other plateau before.

‘It is not like other plateau and by doing that they’re putting themselves in danger. It is not a right opinion to have.

‘My categorical recommendation before climbing is for people to get a health check and do their research. we wish to one day have climbed Kilimanjaro some-more than 500 times.

‘That is my aim so we will keep going until we strech it. It unequivocally is my dream job. Climbing to a tip and looking out during a implausible views, it is a reduction of amazement, being cold and implausible views.’

 


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