One of the biggest fans during the 7 Summits Africa inaugural expedition in 2017, was an enthusiastic sports photographer and adventurer from Mauritius, named Xavier König. Teaming up with the experienced Teshil Gangaram, the two Mauritians applied for the 2018 #7SummitsAfrica expedition. This is the start of a Mt Everest attempt in 2020 with the team of African mountaineers. 7 Summits Africa will be announcing the rest of the team in the upcoming weeks.
7 Summits Africa is delighted to welcome Team Mauritius – Xavier and Teshil- to the team. They have a facebook page dedicated to “Team Mauritius” so follow them as they share their stories from preparation to execution! Teshil has some exciting climbs lined up in Europe in the coming months, while Xavier will mostly train in Mauritius, throwing in some trekking and climbing on Reunion Island. Shout out to their sponsors Mauritius Union Group
Xavier wrote a blog about his initial journey to join 7 Summits Africa, here’s his introduction…
“Around July/August 2017, probably while searching the net for information on THE seven summits, I stumbled on the website www.7summitsafrica.com by Great Migration Camps. Back then the site was promoting it as a new project and its inaugural expedition – climbing 7 mountains across 5 countries, in 7 weeks! Exciting stuff! On top of that you could support a cause associated with each mountain climb, mostly wildlife and conservation oriented but also including social causes like working conditions for porters on Mount Kilimanjaro. ”
Read more from the talented Xavier on his Project page on Blastoff Creative , a Mauritian based company specialising in sports and adventure photography. Or get to know him and Teshil in person, by applying for a guest spot in 2018 – there are a couple of spaces available…
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