CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - 2019
Name the first black African woman to conquer Mt. Everest in the fourth attempt, recently.
A)
Saray Khumalo
B)
Deshun Deysel
C)
Cathy O'Dowd
D)
Evelina Tshabalala

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Saray Khumalo

Note : Saray Khumalo aged 47 became the first black African woman to conquer Mt. Everest in her fourth attempt. She climbed the 8,848-metre mountain after three previous attempts as she was affected by bad weather, injury, and tragedy. She was born in Zambia and now is a Johannesburg resident, South Africa. She has also conquered Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Aconcagua in Argentina and Mount Elbrus in Russia. She is on a hunt to conquer the highest peaks on each continent. In 2003, South African park ranger Sibusiso Vilane became the first black person to reach the top of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay were the first people to scale Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953.