Dec 9, 2022

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Cape Town woman first South African to conquer Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse within 24 hours

A woman from Cape Town scaled Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse back-to-back within 24 hours.

Remy Kloos is the first South African to climb the Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse climbed double peaks and the first SA woman to climb Mount Lhotse.

Everything still feels so surreal, I have Mount Everest on May 15 and Mount Lhotse on May 16. Conditions were near perfect, I was one of the first people to climb Mount Everest at around 5:30 am and spent 45 minutes at the summit.

“When I climbed the After climbing Lhotse, two climbers came down from the summit and then she was completely free,” she said in an Instagram post.

The sustainability and wellness specialist said she felt “more been hotter than cold mountains.

“This actually became a challenge in itself that made me laugh, not obviously at the moment but as I think about it,” said her. Before conquering both mountains, she “never knew beauty like this existed”.

“But what blows my mind the most is that the weather gods allowed me to climb the peak just above the super blood moon eclipse. While climbing Mount Everest I witnessed the moon set over Nepal and the sunrise over Tibet, an image I will never, ever forget. And while climbing Mount Lhotse, I had the gift of witnessing the sunrise illuminate Mount Everest,” she said.

Kloos promised to share more but was just decompressing the incredibly beautiful experience.

“I’m feeling good, strong, happy and grateful for this epically special season. Thank you everyone for the love and support. And thank you to my team and my Sherpa brothers for the laughs, the dances, the hugs and an incredible adventure,” she said.

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