Saray Khumalo could make history again as she is on course to become the first Black African woman to reach the South Pole.
According to the Summits with a Purpose Facebook page, trekking continues in favourable weather conditions with low wind speed and an ambient temperature of – 24 degrees Celcius.
According to the update: “The good weather made allowance for her to ski and sled for a considerable 9 miles.
The plan is to reach the South Pole on the 31st of December 2019 #NYE which will make her the first black African woman to do so!!”
Barbara Hillary was the first African American to reach both the North and South Poles.
If all goes according to plan, it will be the second major milestone for Khumalo, who became the first Black African woman to summit Mount Everest. This saw her inclusion in the first ever Gsport Annual List of newsmakers announced yesterday.
Khumalo’s goal is to be the first African to complete the Explorer Grand Slam of reaching the North Pole, the South Pole and all seven highest peaks on the seven continents. This has been achieved by only 67 people in the world.
Update on Saray: Trekking continuesThe weather conditions are favorable with low wind speed and an ambient temperature…
Photo 1 Caption: South African mountaineer and explorer, Saray Khumalo, pictured trekking through to reach the South Pole on Tuesday, 31 December 2019. Photo: ALE