- 53 Years
- South Africa
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Highlights of work experience: EVEREST SUMMITTEER
Sibusiso completed his O levels at the Mater Dolorosa school in Swaziland and began his career as a game ranger at Malolotja Nature Reserve in 1993.
He married Nomsa in 1995 and is the proud father of three – two girls and a young prince.
In 2001 he decided to broaden his horizons and joined Conservation Corporation Africa’s Bongani Mountain Lodge, where is still a game ranger.
While ranging in Swaziland in 1996, he met John Doble, who would turn out to be a great friend and benefactor, and who was instrumental in finding the necessary sponsorship for Sibusiso’s Everest summit expedition.
Sibusiso started climbing in 1996, successfully summitting Cathedral Peak, Mont-aux-Sources, Sterk Horn and Cleft Peak, all in the Drakensberg. In 1999 he summitted Kilimanjaro and went on to the Himalayas in 2002, successfully climbing Pokalde, Lobujé and Island Peak, all of which are over 6 000m high, as part of his training for the Everest expedition.
In March of 2003, Sibusiso set off for the Himalayas again in his quest to be the first black African to summit earth’s largest and most fearsome mountain, Queen of the Himalayas – Everest … which he summitted successfully on May 26th 2003, becoming the only black person on Earth to do so!