On the 31st of December 2019, Saray Khumalo, completed a second milestone in her career when she reached the South Pole. However, after having picked up a frostbite which was made worse when she fell and sprained her thumb, Khumalo has now had to abandon her Mount Vinson expedition.
According to the release on the Summits with a Purpose Facebook Page, Khumalo said, “Unfortunately, I picked up frostbite during the expedition which was made worse after I fell and sprain my right thumb on the third day during heavy winds. For this reason and in consultation with the ‘Mountain medicine specialist’ doctors at the Union Glacier, I have had to abandon Mount Vinson attempt for now.
“Thanks to the guide that helped me through the last day of the expedition, especially to protect the thumb. It’s been epic but for now, it will be city and warm adventures until the thumb is sorted.”
The official brand ambassador of Momentum Multiply will be eager to recover and continue with her journey to complete the Explorer Grand Slam.
Photo 1 Caption: Mountaineer and explorer, Saray Khumalo, proudly hoisting the South African flag as she reaches the South Pole on Tuesday, 31 December 2019. Photo: Summits with a Purpose Facebook Page