There’s a reason that Capetonians love hiking so much. It’s not just about spending time in nature and finding something exciting to do with friends over the weekend, it’s that awe-inspiring feeling of accomplishment you feel when you’ve conquered a beast such as Kasteelspoort (Table Mountain).
Well, Remy Kloos from Cape Town has taken things a few steps further by climbing Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse, back to back, within 24 hours.
Mount Everest attracts thousands of eager mountaineers and climbers ready to brace the icy cold and dizzying elevation levels. From Everest’s Base Camp to the summit is about 20.5 kilometres and includes a climb in elevation of 3484.86 meters. At 8,516 metres, Mount Lhotse is the fourth highest peak in the world and is well-known for being Everest’s neighbour.
This particular mountain, however, is renowned for being quite a challenging climb and has an incredibly high altitude. Shoo! Talk about a journey!
“Everything still feels so surreal, I summited Mount Everest on May 15 and Mount Lhotse on 16 May. Conditions where close to perfect, I was one of the first people to summit Mount Everest at about 5:30am and spent 45 minutes on top.
“When I summited Lhotse, two climbers where coming down from the summit and then she was all free,” Remy Kloos shared in an Instagram post.
A self-described “free spirit,” she promised that she would be sharing more images from her epic adventure. In addition witnessing views from the highest mountain on Earth, the adventurer also saw a clear view of the “Super blood moon eclipse”. Talk about magical!
So, just what is Kloos feeling like after literally climbing to the top of the world?
“I feel good, strong, blissful and grateful for this epically special season. Thank you to everyone for the love and support. And to my team and Sherpa brothers, thank you for the laughs, dances, hugs and one incredible adventure,” she said.
Picture: Remy Kloos / Instagram