Deshun Deysel arrives home today after summiting Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, in freezing conditions, completing the second leg of the her Seven Summits Project, where she aims to climb the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents.
The Kilimanjaro expedition was preceded by competitions both in "O" magazine (the Oprah magazine) and on the 1st for Women website, and the winning ladies accompanied Deysel on the expedition together with Thami Ngubeni (editor of O) and two representatives from the 1st for Women organisation.
Deysel launched her Seven Summits program in April 2007, with a trek to Everest South Base Camp in Nepal, when she was accompanied by Daley Thompson – renowned UK former Olympic decathlete gold medalist and fellow Laureus Sport for Good member.
In August 2007 Deysel summited Europe’s highest mountain, Russia’s Mt Elbrus, and has now completed her trip to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro.
After returning from Tanzania, Deysel will tackle the remaining 5 mountains in the Seven Summits project: Puncak Jaya (Indonesia – Oceania), Aconcagua (Argentina – South America), Denali (Alaska – North America) and finally Vinson Massif (Antarctica).
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