SA’s Remy Kloos summits Everest and Lhotse back to back in one day

Posted on 20 May 2022 By Anita Froneman

Capetonian mountaineer Remy Kloos is well-known for her venture to summit the highest mountain on each continent. She recently ticked off her sixth peak when she summited Mount Everest and threw in Mount Lhotse on the same day as a bonus.

She became the first South African to summit the two peaks back to back in 24 hours, and the first South African female to summit Mount Lhotse.

‘Everything still feels so surreal, I summited Mount Everest on the 15th of May and Mount Lhotse on the 16th of May. Conditions were close to perfect, I was one of the first people to summit Mount Everest at about 5.30am and spent 45min on top. When I summited Lhotse, two climbers were coming down from the summit and then she was all free,’ Kloos said on Instagram.

‘I never knew beauty like this existed, more images and videos to follow soon. BUT, the one thing that blows my mind the most, is that the weather Gods allowed me to summit EXACTLY over the Super blood moon eclipse. Whilst climbing Mount Everest I got to witness the moon set over Nepal and the sunrise over Tibet, an image I’ll never ever EVER forget. And whilst climbing Mount Lhotse I was gifted with being able to witness the sunrise and illuminate Mount Everest,’ she added.

According to her website, Kloos has summitted the following peaks:

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)

The last one on her list is Oceania: Carstensz Pyramid 16,023 feet (4884 meters).

Picture: Remy Kloos 


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