- Remy Kloos is a young lady who is on track to achieve the wonderful feat of becoming the youngest African to complete the Seven Summit Challenge
- The high-altitude mountaineer has already scaled four of the summits, including Mount Kilimanjaro
- Kloos had to overcome depression as a teenager and only started mountain climbing two years ago after reaching a low point in her life
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Remy Kloos is a prime example that it's never too late to turn your life around.
The 31-year-old woman from Cape Town is set to make history by becoming the youngest African to complete the Seven Summit Challenge
Kloos has already scaled four of the seven summits, including Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro, North America's Mount Denali, South America's Aconcagua and Mount Elbrus in Europe.
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Kloos is also targeting another record - to conquer both Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse within 24 hours, which would make her the first African to do so.
Good Things Guy reported that Kloos' path to success was a very rocky one though.
She battled depression as a teenager since being diagnosed with it at the age of 17.
As she started to overcome the depression, she then struggled to deal with issues of anxiety.
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Kloos found herself at an all-time low in 2016, but rose from the ashes like a Phoenix.
It was at this point that she was drawn to high-altitude mountaineering as she decided to take on Mount Kilimanjaro - the highest peak in Africa.
Kloos described the feeling at the summit as an "electric energy pulse" coursing through her body.
She made the bold decision to quit her corporate job, cashed in her savings and started climbing full-time.
However, Kloos is so much more than a pretty face with impressive physicality. Briefly.co.za learnt that she initiated the #JustClimb project to raise funds for the Dlala Nje Foundation.
Nearly R400 000 has been raised for the children’s community centre thanks to her efforts.
The Capetonian also teamed up with the Sunflower Fund, which is a donor recruitment centre with a stem cell registry.
Kloos sums it up beautifully: “Success for me has not been defined by each successful mountain summit, but rather the ability for me to give back to society and bring about positive change.”
Potential sponsors can visit her website directly at www.remykloos.com.
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