Alyssa Azar at just 14 successfully conquered Africa’s largest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro on July 1 with Adventure Professionals to help raise funds for Kids Helpline.
Alyssa who has already been the youngest person ever to trek The Kokoda Track, conquered Everest Base Camp and climbed Australia’s 10 highest peaks, can now add the formidable Mount Kilimanjaro to her list of accomplishments.
The climb was part of a Kids Helpline fundraising expedition whereby participants raised over an incredible $50,000 for the charity organisation.
Alyssa is an avid adventurer who has been trekking since the age of 5 and is excited to have finally achieved this goal.
“Climbing Kilimanjaro is something that I have dreamed of since I was 9 years old, but I was held back because 10 is the minimum age restriction for climbing the mountain,” said Alyssa.
Age however, has not been a barrier for Alyssa in the past when, at only 8 years of age, she became the youngest person to walk the Kokoda Track.
Alyssa has completed every one of her adventures, all in the company of former soldier and father, Glenn Azar.
“My dad and I have been trekking together for a long time and he motivates me to accomplish things I never knew I was capable of, like walking Kokoda and now reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro,” said Alyssa.
As an Adventure Director at Adventure Professionals, Glenn also joined Alyssa on her journey to Kilimanjaro, reaching the summit with clear skies and incredible 360 degree views.
“It was great to have my dad by my side for my biggest adventure yet,” she added.
“We’ve trained hard to prepare for the climb and we were determined to finish it – not just for ourselves, but also for the Kids Helpline,” said Alyssa.
Alyssa arrived home to Australia from successfully climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa on July 7. The trip was lead by Glenn Azar from Adventure Professionals and Alyssa was also accompanied by a group of participants who helped raise over $50,000 for Kids Helpline.
If you are interested in following in Alyssa’s footsteps and climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, or joining us on one of our other adventures, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9844 2933.