PE women summit Kilimanjaro

INSPIRING JOURNEY: Port Elizabeth family members Mary-Anne Stott and Sandy and Lynn Zoetmulder at the Karanga camp on Mount Kilimanjaro. Picture: Supplied
INSPIRING JOURNEY: Port Elizabeth family members Mary-Anne Stott and Sandy and
Lynn Zoetmulder at the Karanga camp on Mount
Kilimanjaro. Picture: Supplied

What started as a conversation over family dinner turned into a life-altering experience for three Port Elizabeth women who pushed themselves to their limits as they tackled the summit of Africa’s highest peak.

Sandy Zoetmulder, 33, Lynn Zoetmulder, 55, and Mary-Anne Stott, 38, climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania last week.

And while they all agreed it was the toughest experience they had ever faced, the trio believe they are proof that, with the right attitude, anyone can do it.

Stott, who has completed the Port Elizabeth Ironman three times, said Kilimanjaro had always been on her bucket list.

She decided to climb the mountain this year after an injury sidelined her from the 2016 Ironman competition.


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