Saray Khumalo has made history by becoming the first Black African woman to reach the South Pole.
According to the Summits with a Purpose Facebook page, Khumalo reached the South Pole on 1 January 2020 at 3am, bringing in the new year in a grand way.
According to the update: “After experiencing bad weather, extensive gear checks, change of plans (originally going to climb Mt Vinson first) briefings, city explorations, admin delays, and more briefings the team departed on 21 December 2019 for Antarctica.
“The trek usually takes anything from 6-8 days but heavily dependent on weather conditions.”
Khumalo has now reached her second milestone after previously earning the title of being the first Black African woman to summit Mount Everest. Her goal is to complete the Explorer Grand Slam of reaching the North Pole, the South Pole and all seven highest peaks on the seven continents.
As an official brand ambassador for Momentum Multiply, Khumalo has been supported by the insurance company on her Grand Slam expedition which has taken off on a positive note.
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Photo 1 Caption: South African mountaineer and explorer, Saray Khumalo, makes history by becoming the first Black African woman to reach the South Pole. Photo: Antarctic Support Contract via Facebook