lady breaks Guinness World Record for longest tree hug

Climate activist Faith Patricia Ariokot has successfully secured the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Tree Hug by an Individual.” Her record-breaking attempt commenced on December 29, 2023, after facing challenges during a previous endeavor on December 8. Technical issues, including camera glitches, hampered the documentation of her initial effort.

Undeterred by the setbacks, Ariokot, the Founder of ‘Faith In Trees,’ displayed remarkable determination to set a new record time for tree-hugging. Stressing the importance of trees, she undertook a 15-hour and 19-minute tree hug, surpassing the previous record.

Before accomplishing this feat, Ariokot communicated her intent to make another attempt on December 29, 2023, through a tweet on December 23. She highlighted the significance of the cause, stating, “I attempted a Guinness World Record on December 8, 2023, for the longest tree hug by an individual. Although I broke the record, our camera glitched and missed minutes of the attempt. For this reason, I will be reattempting this record on December 29, 2023. I am doing this because Trees Matter, and I need your support to make this happen.”

Photographs from the historic event depict Ariokot adorned in a black T-shirt and khaki pants, symbolizing her commitment to the environmental cause.

This remarkable achievement aligns with another extraordinary accomplishment by Ugandan Chef Dorcus Bashema Kirabo, also known as Mama D. She initiated a cooking marathon on December 10, 2023, and continues to extend her record time.

Ariokot’s unwavering resilience has garnered widespread attention, with many Ugandans and Africans rallying behind her. They are determined to witness her name etched in the annals of global records, celebrating her dedication to environmental advocacy.