South African climber Saray Khumalo reached the peak of Mount Everest last week after three previous failed bids to conquer the world’s highest peak.
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Saray Khumalo is on a quest to conquer the highest peaks on each continent.
The business executive who became the first black African woman to climb Mount Everest said Wednesday that knowing her climb would be in the record books helped her push on to the top.
South African climber Saray Khumalo, 47, reached the peak of the 8,848-metre mountain last week after three previous failed bids to conquer the world’s highest peak.
“Giving up is not an option,” Khumalo told South African television from Kathmandu in Nepal.
“I was aware, taking on the project, that it was big and it needed to be done. I think that was one of the reasons I kept pushing, even after failing before.”
Khumalo is on a quest to conquer the highest peaks on each continent.
She has also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Aconcagua in Argentina and Mount Elbrus in Russia.
“Summiting Everest or any other mountain from here on should be the norm because other …