6-Year-Old Boy Makes History, Becomes Youngest Person To Climb Mount Kenya: "It Was Easy"

6-Year-Old Boy Makes History, Becomes Youngest Person To Climb Mount Kenya: "It Was Easy"

  • Mohammad Taibjee, a six-year-old boy from Tanzania, achieved what most people dream of by climbing Mount Kenya
  • Mohammad was accompanied by his uncle, Mufaddal Tayebji who also loves travelling for adventure
  • Mufaddal urged parents and teachers to let their children go on adventures and see the world

For Mohammad Taibjee, a six-year-old boy, his dream of climbing Africa’s second-highest mountain came true after his uncle Mufaddal Tayebji finally took him on an adventure.

Mohammad.
Little Mohammad resting during the journey (l), with uncle Mufaddal Tayebji (r). Photos: The Citrizen.
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Mohammad prepares for adventure

The Citizen reports that Young Mohammed's dream was fueled by seeing photos by a friend of his uncle who had travelled from the US to scale Mt Kilimanjaro.

"Hed kept telling me that climbing mountains is something that is as easy as breathing, " said the little boy.

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I have always loved adventure ut amkes me feel alive and happy. Whne my nepohew asked me to join me on my adventure I was very angry," said uncle Mufaddal.

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After conducting research online, Muffadal realised that the youngest person to scale Mount Kenya was Elsie Akeyo at eight years old.

Three months before climbing the mountain, the two started jogging, cycling and had workouts to to prepare for the difficult journey.

The duo accessed the mountain through Chogoria in Meru county; the route leads through Mt Kenya forest, moorlands, waterfalls and gurgling streams.

Mohammad falls sick

At altitude 4100, one joins the main Chogoria trail, which boasts Goregs Valley, Northern Moorlands. They reached a camp and spent the night. Day two saw them navigate woolly clouds and fog with difficulty.

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Mohammad used to run to catch the clouds. At 4000 metres, the boy slowed down because of altitude sickness that is caused by ascending too rapidly, denying the body little time to adjust to reduced oxygen and changes in air pressure.

Some of the symptoms of altitude sickness include headaches, vomiting, insomnia and reduced performance and coordination.

At Mintos Camp, the boy's condition became worse, and he couldn't go further. He excitedly told his teachers and friends about the journey.

Mufaddal now wants parents to let their kids go for such adventures and experience the adventures.

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