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Saray Khumalo First Black African Woman to Scale Mt. Everest

Published on May 22, 2019
Saray Khumalo aged 47 became the first black African woman to conquer Mt. Everest in her fourth attempt.


  • She climbed the 8,848 metre mountain after three previous attempts as they were affected by bad weather, injury and tragedy.
  • She was born in Zambia and now is a Johannesburg resident, South Africa.
  • She has also conquered Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Aconcagua in Argentina and Mount Elbrus in Russia.
  • She is on a hunt to conquer the highest peaks on each continent.

One must know:

  • In 2003, South African park ranger Sibusiso Vilane became the first black person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
  • Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay were the first people to scale Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953.


Q. Who has become the first black African woman to conquer Mt. Everest in her fourth attempt?
a. Jennifer Khumalo
b. Sandra Khumalo
c. Jessica Khumalo
d. Saray Khumalo
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