Saray Khumalo wants to be first African to complete the Explorer Grand Slam
The first African woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, Saray Khumalo is on a quest to brake more records
She is aiming to be the first African to complete the Explorer Grand Slam, which involves reaching the North Pole, the South Pole and all of the seven highest peaks on the seven continents. There are only 67 people in the world who have completed this challenge to date.
She has been climbing mountains for the past seven years. She has reached the summits of Mount Kilimanjaro (5 896m) in Tanzania (2012), Mera Peak (6 476m) in Nepal (2014), Lobuche East (6 119m) in Nepal (2014), the Mount Elbrus traverse (5 642m) in southern Russia (2014), and the Mount Aconcagua traverse (6 980m) in Argentina (2015).