The First Black African Woman To Climb Everest

Spontaneous Moments of Conversation

19-07-2022 • 36 min

Saray Khumalo made history when she became the first black African woman to climb Mount Everest. In this conversation, you’ll learn how Saray tried not once, not twice, but three times to summit Everest before she was successful. It reminds me of that Winston Churchill quote “Never, never, never give up”.

If we could all build such resilience in our lives, we could truly do even more extraordinary things. One line for Saray I will never forget is that “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.

Saray is also a mother, transformational coach, and philanthropist, helping such organizations as Kids Haven, The Lunchbox Fund, and Mandela Libraries. Learn more about Saray at