You go, girl!
As you can see (above), Moore and a few climbing mates got particularly close with one another while climbing the mountain and pushing through extremely cold temperatures and blustery winds.
“On the night of our ascent to the summit, we woke up at 11pm (after a few hours of napping) to enjoy a couple of nervous minutes together with a cup of coffee before it was time to gear up in my our warmest layers and start the nearly 8 hour trek to highest point in Africa- 19,341 ft. In total darkness, we took it pole pole (slow slow) and trudged through rain, sleet and snow, where seemingly everything on our person managed to freeze (water bottles, backpacks, our eyelashes, hair, fingers, toes, etc…) Oddly, I’ve never felt more determined to tackle such a physical challenge before and yet the combined elements of exhaustion and extremely cold weather made it much trickier than any of us were prepared for.
All of that aside, ultimately reaching the threshold of the true summit was more emotional and overwhelming than I had thought possible. Kilimanjaro demands a lot from those who traverse her trails. You have no choice but to show up. And we did. There’s nothing more empowering than realizing that we are all capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for.”
She’s been posting about it for a while now, too (below):
And we’re off. #CountdowntoKili has arrived. I’ve been dreaming of seeing her and doing this since I was 18. Couldn’t be more grateful for this crew and everything this experience is bound to be. Let’s do this! 🙌🏼A post shared by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Mar 23, 2018 at 12:13am PDT
I have dreamed the dream of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro since the age of 18. Thanks to @eddiebauer, my partner in this adventure, this past week saw #1 on my bucket list come to fruition and I lived out one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of my life with a few of my best friends. There was no reception on the mountain so I’m going to dole out some pics of our trip over the next few days. Stay tuned-it’s worth it! #liveyouradventure #ebcontributer #whyihike #sponseredA post shared by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Mar 30, 2018 at 10:40am PDT
Meet @lynseydyer: @EddieBauer athlete, artist and philanthropist (and new friend). She helped guide us to the top of this beautiful mountain; an integral part of this climb and this team. She’s an absolute bad-ass in all things big mountain freeskiing and in life. Get to know her. I sure do feel lucky that this trip brought us in to each other’s lives. #EBContributor #LiveYourAdventure #sponsoredA post shared by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Mar 31, 2018 at 9:24am PDT
Is that on your bucket list one day, Perezcious readers?!
It can definitely be crossed off hers!
[Image via Instagram.]