Halala: Saray Khumalo becomes first black SA woman to conquer Everest

Halala: Saray Khumalo becomes first black SA woman to conquer Everest

South African Saray Khumalo has become the first black South African woman to summit Mount Everest after conquering the mountain on Thursday morning.

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This was Khumalo's fourth attempt to scale the massive mountain. Her three previous attempts failed due to external factors, including an earthquake which struck Nepal in 2015.

But she finally conquered the mountain, managing to climb nearly 9 000 metres above sea level.

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Halala: Saray Khumalo becomes first black SA woman to conquer Everest

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Khumalo's friend, Erika Gibson, tracked her journey through the night.

"Emotionally it is very, very tough but she is a tough lady and she is an absolute warrior."

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Four people have already died this season alone while trying to summit the famous mountain.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that Sibusiso Vilane made South Africa proud on his Everest climb when he reached the “death zone”, 8 000 metres high.

The adventurer spoke calmly about his decision to turn around saying: “The only reason I decided not to start climbing up at Camp 4 was that it was clear I would remain on the mountain forever or be brought down in rescue bag.”

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