Proving once again age is just a number, Russian octogenarian Angela Vorobyeva climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to set a brand new Guinness Book of World Records entry. An avid traveller, Angela, started travelling internationally by visiting Poland and Germany with her daughter and has been travelling for almost half a century. Due to her husband’s death in 1991, she stopped travelling for 15 years but resumed her passion after some encouragement from her daughter in 2006 as she visited Tunisia.
On her love of travel, Angela said, “I was in second grade, and found this book about Magellan’s travels. After that, I became fascinated with traveling, and read everything there was in the library on travelers: Scott, Amundsen, Cook. When people asked me what I wanted be when I grew up, I told them, ‘A traveler.’”
On her climb atop the Kilimanjaro, Angela said it was really hard but he did not give up. “When people ask how I managed to finish the climb, I tell them there was no way I could have stopped. I believe if you start something, you have to finish it.”