Two Bruneians scale Africa’s highest mountain peak

TWO Bruneians summitted Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa on Monday.

The climb took six days to complete with the final ascent to the peak beginning at 1am (local Tanzania time).

Qurratu’aini Qayyimah binti Dr Al-Haj Zelzy and Pengiran Abdul Rahim bin Pengiran Abdul Rahman successfully reached the summit eight hours later.

Both climbers are expected to arrive in Brunei today.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in Africa and is also regarded as one of the largest volcanoes in the world and a world heritage and wonder of Africa.

Qurratu’aini Qayyimah is the first Bruneian woman to have done a solo winter expedition in the Northern Himalayan Mountains (Annapurna Mountains) in December 2018, and is set to become the first Bruneian to complete the Seven Summits challenge that entails in climbing the highest peak in all continents. Meanwhile, Pengiran Abdul Rahim had previously reached the summit of Mount Kenya – the second highest mountain in Africa – and is set to climb 6,000m-7,000m mountains in Nepal in 2020.

Qurratu’aini Qayyimah binti Dr Al-Haj Zelzy and Pengiran Abdul Rahim bin Pengiran Abdul Rahman successfully reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa