Slide Heidi poses with Kilimanjaro as seen from Shira Plateau. Slide Heidi at Shira Plateau on the Machame Route. Slide Heidi at Stelia Point. Slide Heidi Zimmer – First Deaf Woman to summit Kilimanjaro! Slide Heidi at Uhuru Peak Slide Heidi – Kilimanjaro on the Tourist (Marangu) Route.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Continent: Africa

16,050 feet

September 22, 1994
First Deaf woman to ascend this summit.

As the only Deaf woman on the expedition, Heidi was awakened by her guide at midnight. There was a full moon, and as Heidi climbed the summit, the sun rose. It took her five hours to reach Uhuru Peak. Heidi arrived at the top with her guide, and became the first Deaf woman to reach the peak.