Mandy Moore Crosses Major Feat Off Her Bucket List, Proving We’re All Capable Of Greatness

"There's nothing more empowering."

When she isn't making us want "Candy," Mandy Moore is accomplishing her goals.


The This Is Us star took to Instagram to share how she — along with a few pals, old and new — climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa (Tanzania, specifically), which stands at 19,341 feet, or 5,895 meters. After reaching the top, Moore couldn't help but share just how much this moment means to her.

"I have dreamed the dream of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro since the age of 18," the 33-year-old wrote. "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."

Moore wrote an entire post about the new friend she made on the trip — professional athlete, artist, and philanthropist Lynsey Dyer — and how much her guidance was an asset. 

During the climb, Moore wrote about how the group took the eight-hour trek — which was filled with rain, sleet, and snow — slow and steady. Moore explained that they faced a lot along the way, with seemingly everything from water bottles to backpacks and pretty much every part of their bodies freezing as they ascended to the summit.

"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 Tangled star wrote.

"All of that aside, ultimately reaching the threshold of the true summit was more emotional and overwhelming than I had thought possible," she continued. "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."

This is just a little reminder that we should all follow our dreams and that no mountain is too high to climb — quite literally.

(H/T: Cosmopolitan)


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