Sibusiso Vilane, a game ranger with dual South African and
Swazi nationality became the second South African (following Filmmaker Sean
Wisedale), to summit Everest in 2003.
32-year-old Vilane is the first black African to
successfully ascend Everest, taking part in an international team expedition,
on May 26th. The team spent 24 hours atop Everest despite the harsh weather
conditions with 80 km/hour winds and a temperature that bottomed out at minus
30 degrees Celsius.
Undaunted by a full day in Everest’s “death zone” Vilane was
reported still elated by his experiences atop Everest when he touched down at
London’s Heathrow Airport. He spent some time resting in Britain before
returning to a hero’s welcome in South Africa
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