If you need some motivation to tackle the top item on your bucket list, let Mandy Moore be your inspiration! The 33-year-old actress, incredibly sweet human, and endearing TV mom has impressed us once again — this time with her badass climb up to the true summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Mandy revealed on her Instagram that she’d wanted to climb the famous mountain since she was 18 years old. Her dream came true when she, her fiancé Taylor Goldsmith, and a group of her best friends decided to take the adventure of a lifetime and trudge toward the highest point in Africa, a casual 19,341 feet.
While the eight-hour climb had its share of extreme difficulties (rain, snow, AND sleet), she said she’d “never felt more determined to tackle such a physical challenge before.” What Mandy wasn’t anticipating, however, was the intense emotional reaction she experienced once they reached the peak. Mandy wrote, “There’s nothing more empowering than realizing that we are all capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for.”
Are you thinking about adding Mt. Kilimanjaro to your bucket list now? Well, join the club. Keep scrolling to see more pics from Mandy’s exciting adventure and decide for yourself if a mountain climb is in your future.