Business Executive Becomes First Black African Woman to Summit Everest

Business Executive Becomes First Black African Woman to Summit Everest

Kathmandu: A South African business executive reached the top of Mount Everest on Thursday in what is believed to be the first summit of the world's highest mountain by a black African woman. Saray Khumalo, 47, reached the top of the 8,848-metre (29,029 foot) mountain after three previous bids were thwarted by bad weather, injury and tragedy. Khumalo's Summits with a Purpose expedition organiser said she was the first black African woman to reach the top of Everest.

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