Dodoma: You know that feeling when you’ve climbed a mountain, started to feel a little peckish, checked the pizza delivery apps on your phone and are disgusted to realize no one delivers up to the highest peaks in the world?
You no longer have to feel that way – Pizza Hut delivered to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, just to prove they could. The pizza company, which has previously delivered to the White House and the International Space Station, decided to see if they could get a pizza to the top of the tallest peak in Africa.
The delivery set the Guinness World Records title for the highest altitude pizza delivery on land at a height of 19,341 feet. The special delivery was carried out by a group of five mountaineers in order to celebrate the fact Pizza Hut has set up shop in its 100th country.
Most people would probably just celebrate that with a few rounds of drinks and perhaps a cheeky day off. It took four days to transport the pizza – which was kept warm by a battery-powered heater.
Nothing tastes so good as a pizza after hiking six hours in the middle of the night,” said one of the hikers. The group of employees and experienced guides shared a pepperoni pizza once they got to the top of the mountain.
Milind Pant, President of Pizza Hut International commented on the achievement: “We are thrilled to bring Pizza Hut to Tanzania and believe there is no better way to celebrate our 100th country milestone than by setting a Guinness World Records title for the highest pizza delivery on land to Mt. Kilimanjaro.”