Mandy Moore completes 'emotional and overwhelming' Kilimanjaro climb

Mandy Moore completes 'emotional and overwhelming' Kilimanjaro climb

This Is Us star Mandy Moore has said it was "emotional and overwhelming" to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The actress posted a series of photographs from the climb on Instagram as she shared details of the conditions of the hike with her fiance Taylor Goldsmith.

She said: "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...)

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#kilimanjaro summit! . #MandyMoore @mandymooremm #TaylorGoldsmith @dawestheband @streicherhair @chaseweideman @lynseydyer @jenniferleighdalton @andrewmaguirephoto @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #mountkilimanjaro #tanzania #summit #summitkilimanjaro . #Repost @jenniferleighdalton • • • White Walkers. Definitely one of the most difficult challenges I’ve faced. After 6 days of hiking, we started our summit at midnight and reached the top at 7:06am, through blizzards and well below freezing temps. Climbed the highest peak in Africa at 19,341 ft. She was unforgiving, but well worth the struggle. @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #whyIHike 📸@andrewmaguirephotography

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"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."

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Dream come true. Congrats! . #MandyMoore @mandymooremm #TaylorGoldsmith @dawestheband @streicherhair @chaseweideman @lynseydyer @jenniferleighdalton @andrewmaguirephoto @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #kilimanjaro #summit #summitkilimanjaro #dream #bucketlist . #Repost @mandymooremm • • • I have dreamed the dream of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro since the age of 18. Thanks to @eddiebauer, my partner in this adventure, this past week saw #1 on my bucket list come to fruition and I lived out one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of my life with a few of my best friends. There was no reception on the mountain so I’m going to dole out some pics of our trip over the next few days. Stay tuned-it’s worth it! #liveyouradventure #ebcontributer #whyihike

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The actress previously said she has dreamed of climbing the mountain since she was 18 and listed it as "#1 on my bucket list".

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