“An Achiever!” Little Known Details About Mountain Climber Cheruiyot Kirui

Cheruiyot Kirui Passed On While Attempting To Conquer The Summit Of Mt.Everest Without Supplemental Oxygen

Cheruiyot Kirui, a renown Kenyan mountaineer was on 23rd May, reported dead while attempting to conquer the summit of Mt. Everest without supplemental Oxygen.

Cheruiyot went missing above 8000M on Mt.Everest since Wednesday mourning. Kirui embarked on a daring mission to conquer Mt.Everest Summit, adding to the list of his impressive achievements in Mountaineering.

According to the reports, Kirui was a part-time banker working with KCB Bank.

Cheruiyot Kirui Achievements in Mountaineering and Ultra-Marathon Career

Briefly these are the mountains and ultra marathons Cheruiyot Kirui has been able to conquer.


  • Mt. Manaslu (8163m) – Summit without supplemental oxygen – September 2023 (First African to summit a peak above 8000m without supplemental oxygen).
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,895m) – Several speed climbs. Up and down 15 hours
  • Mt. Kenya 20+ times. Several speed climbs with course records on the 3 main routes. 2hours 56 minutes on Sirimon route (Old Moses to Lenana Summit). 3 back to back Lenana summits under 24 hours.
  • Rwenzonri (Mt. Stanley 5109m) – Expedition type climb over 6 days
  • Abardare ranges. Several routes. 1 self supported South-North traverse

Ultra Marathons:

  • Ultra Trail Chiang Mai, Thailand (160km, 6100m elevation) – 2nd position – August 2022
  • Cappadocia Ultra Trail, Turkey (121km, 3,600m elevation) – October 2021
  • Tor Des Grants (Tour of the Giants), Italian Alps (356km, 27,000m elevation) – September 2019. He has written a book on this one.
  • No Business 100, USA (166km, 3,900m elevation) – 2018
  • Beskidy Ultra Trail, Poland (96km, 4,900m elevation) – September 2017.

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