Botswana mountaineer, Ouma Sekokole is safe, and is doing well. Sekokole is one of the hundreds of mountaineers who are currently trying to summit the highest mountain in the world, namely Mount Everest. Earlier today (Friday), a message was shared on her Facebook page that she has been safely brought down from Camp 2 and is currently with the medical team, safe and sound.
Speaking in an interview with this publication, her manager, Lefa Moatlhodi said he spoke with her and that she is well. “I spoke with her, and she has assured me that she is well. She had to undergo some routine check-ups and the doctor ordered her to rest,” he said.
Sekokole is currently in Nepal where she is on a quest to make history as the first Black African woman to summit Mount Everest. She is part of 500 trekkers from across the world. Sekokole is not the only African woman who is attempting to make history. South Africa’s Saray Khumalo is also on this expedition.
Sekokole is raising awareness about Cervical and Prostate Cancer. Her journey started on April 5th, and will end on June 8th. “I have prepared well and I am ready to overcome Mt Everest, and make history by becoming the First Black African woman to summit Mt Everest,” she said in a press release shared by her team.
Sekokole is very passionate about cancer awareness after losing her mother to cancer at a young age. Last year, she successfully summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro. Her journey to raise awareness against cancer, and its treatment has seen her forming the Ouma Foundation, which cycles annually across the country imparting knowledge about cancer, and treatment. Besides her love for adventure, she is the only Motswana who is a Habitat for Humanity International Fellow.