Mandy Moore climbed Mt. Everest!
Well, she climbed to Mt. Everest base camp. But that’s still a pretty impressive feat — especially considering how dangerous the mountain is. In this season alone, eleven people have already lost their lives on the climb.
The This is Us star proudly shared photos of her weekend-long journey on her Instagram this week, posting pictures of her and her friends celebrating their accomplishments, as well as praising their guide.
Moore’s trip was led by Melissa Reid, the first American woman to summit and descend Everest without any supplemental oxygen; which is extremely impressive, to say the least, considering altitude sickness is the leading cause of death for climbers.
Moore also divulged insider tips and mountain pleasantries such as enjoying relieving oneself in mother nature, and experiencing “altitoots” — or HAFE (high altitude flatus expulsion), which “…is characterized by an increase in both the volume and the frequency of the passage of flatus, which spontaneously occurs while climbing to altitudes of 11,000 feet or greater” according to Dr. York E. Miller.
Regardless of her flatulence problems, we’re proud of the actress. Congrats Mandy!