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Mandy Moore Scratches Mount Kilimanjaro Off Her Bucket List


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Mandy Moore has just scratched a much-longed for dream off her bucket list by climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The actress made the trip alongside fiancé Taylor Goldsmith and a group of friends, sharing stunning pictures of Africa’s highest peak to Instagram after her adventure.


At the beginning of the trip Mandy revealed to fans, “And we’re off. I’ve been dreaming of seeing her and doing this since I was 18. Couldn’t be more grateful for this crew and everything this experience is bound to be Let’s do this.”

On the night of our ascent to the summit, we woke up at 11pm (after a few hours of napping) to enjoy a couple of nervous minutes together with a cup of coffee before it was time to gear up in my our warmest layers and start the nearly 8 hour trek to highest point in Africa- 19,341 ft. In total darkness, we took it pole pole (slow slow) and trudged through rain, sleet and snow, where seemingly everything on our person managed to freeze (water bottles, backpacks, our eyelashes, hair, fingers, toes, etc…) Oddly, I’ve never felt more determined to tackle such a physical challenge before and yet the combined elements of exhaustion and extremely cold weather made it much trickier than any of us were prepared for. All of that aside, ultimately reaching the threshold of the true summit was more emotional and overwhelming than I had thought possible. Kilimanjaro demands a lot from those who traverse her trails. You have no choice but to show up. And we did. There’s nothing more empowering than realizing that we are all capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. #whyihike #liveyouradventure #sponsored

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Mandy detailed the adventures of climbing the 19,341 foot Tanzanian mountain, writing, “On the night of our ascent to the summit, we woke up at 11pm (after a few hours of napping) to enjoy a couple of nervous minutes together with a cup of coffee before it was time to gear up in our warmest layers and start the nearly 8 hour trek to the highest point in Africa – 19,341 ft in total darkness.”

“Oddly, I’ve never felt more determined to tackle such a physical challenge before and yet the combined elements of exhaustion and extremely cold weather made it much trickier than any of us were prepared for,” the This is Us actress told fans. “All that aside, ultimately reaching the threshold of the true summit was more emotional and overwhelming than I had thought possible.”


“Kilimanjaro demands a lot from those who traverse her trails,” Mandy reflected on Instagram. “You have no choice but to show up. And we did. There’s nothing more empowering than realizing there is so much more than we give ourselves credit for.”


Mandy’s adventures were in partnership with Eddie Bauer and she gave a shout-out on Instagram to the company for helping her see “#1 on my bucket list come to fruition”.

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