Mt Everest: Women rev up for huge task
THE FIRST all-women African team to climb Mount Everest will soon be making its way to Nepal to prepare for the challenge.
Alda Waddell – from Pretoria – Lisa Gering, Deshun Deysel and Tumi Mphahlele are all athletes and climbers and will be assisted with logistics by Ronnie Wuhl of Adventures Global. They are sponsored by K-Way and were given special all-in-one suits to wear.
The four climbers are doing intensive training to help prepare them to work together, and plan to be on the mountain next month and summit in April.
The climbers completed the Nine Peak Challenge, which involves ascending to the highest point of each province in South Africa. They also went to climb Mount Aconcagua in Argentina and Mont Blanc in the Alps last year. |