7 Summits

In 2016, my life took an unexpected turn, grappling with the weight of depression and anxiety, hitting rock bottom. Determined to find a new path, I turned to the mountains, seeking inner strength and discovering a reservoir of peace within myself that I never knew existed. Leaving behind the safety of my high-powered corporate job, I embarked on a transformative quest, scaling the world’s tallest peaks in a journey of profound self-exploration and expansion.

Reaching the formidable summit, I am consistently overcome with a profound sense of self-acceptance. The mountains became my beacon of light in the midst of overwhelming darkness, offering unconditional love that empowered me to embrace a freer life. Their inherent wisdom serves as my guiding force, propelling me to embody the best version of myself. While I witnessed myself accomplish once-deemed impossible feats, true transformation only began when I started to believe in myself and my worth.

Ultimately, the summit may satisfy the ego, but the soul finds nourishment in the journey. Beyond the tangible achievements lies the essence of life’s soul food—the profound, worthwhile experience that transcends the summit and resonates within the core of one’s being.

In May 2022, I set a South African record holder- being the first person to summit Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse back-to-back within 24hours, the highest and fourth highest mountains in the world. I also the first South African woman in history to summit Mount Lhotse. In February 2024 I completed a 7-year quest of climbing the tallest peak on every continent. Climbing for me extends far beyond any record or achievement, it’s a continued journey back to my most authentic self.

7 Summits

From highest to lowest, they are:

  1. Asia: Mount Everest 29,035 feet (8850 meters) ✓
  2. South America: Aconcagua 22,829 feet (6962 meters) ✓
  3. North America: Mount Denali 20,320 feet (6194 meters)✓
  4. Africa: Kilimanjaro 19,340 feet (5895 meters)✓
  5. Europe: Mount Elbrus 18,510 feet (5642 meters)✓
  6. Antarctica: Vinson Massif 16,067 feet (4897 meters)✓
  7. Australia: Mount Kosciuszko 7,310 feet (2228 meters)✓

* the order above does not necessarily equate to difficulty and technicality

Climbing For Change

Join me in raising funds for these two impactful charities – The Dlala Nje Foundation and The Avela Foundation, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children and communities in South Africa. This is an invitation for everyone to be a part of this movement, donate, support, show up and spread the word! By supporting this project, we can provide education, healthcare, psychological support systems and vital resources to these kids in need. Together, let’s create lasting change and help these children build a future they deserve. LET’S SHOW UP FOR THEM!! For they are the true warriors! Fighters and survivors!

Reach out to me if you are interested in donating for a good cause.