Turkish woman climbs Africa's highest mountain
AYDIN - Anadolu AgencyNineteen-year-old Aslı Alkış returned home Feb. 20 after becoming the first Turkish woman to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain.
Alkış, a member of Kuşadası Mountaineering and Nature Sports Association in the western Turkish province of Aydın, took six days to accomplish the mission, which ended on Feb. 18.
"Physical and mental strength are very important for these kinds of climbs," Alkis said. "I will continue to improve through new projects."
Mount Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania, is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.