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Remi Abere in an exclusive interview with Pulse reveals why she is taking the climb at 50, the mysteries behind mountain Kilimanjaro and why every youth should travel.

A few months ago, Mrs. Remi Abere made headlines all over the world as she became one of the oldest Nigerian women to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, at 49. Come November, as she turns 50, she is returning to Kilimanjaro with 5 amazing middle-aged women for a cause she’s very passionate about.

 

Meet Nigerian woman who wants to climb Kilimanjaro at 50 (Remi Abere)

 

A graduate of the University of London and a Marketing, Communication and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Expert, Remi Abere in an exclusive interview with Pulse reveals why she is taking the climb at 50, the mysteries behind mountain Kilimanjaro and why every youth should travel.

An early love for adventure, nature and seeing the world

I have always loved adventure since I was a child, I love nature and seeing the wonders of the world. In 2012 I heard a friend speak at a seminar about climbing mount Kilimanjaro and I was fascinated, there and then I decided I want to go see what its like from the rooftop of Africa. So I finally embarked on the climb in June this year.

It was a phenomenal experience, one that taught me very valuable lessons. The main one being, how strong our believe system is and how powerful what you tell yourself can be.

So, I was looking at some footage of the IDP camp that my friend James took, and saw the awful conditions that woman and children were going through as a result of being displaced by the war through no fault of their own, and immediately it came to me, why don’t I climb again to bring awareness to the plight of these women and show them that they too can climb out of their present situation, once they believe its possible.

Meet Nigerian woman who wants to climb Kilimanjaro at 50 (Climbwithremi.com)

Raising money for the Internationally Displaced Persons (IDP)

These woman and children need us, they need someone to bring awareness to their plight. because we live in the south we really don’t see what is really happening out there and how we could possibly lend a hand.

Climbing the mountain is symbolic, it doesn’t matter if am 50.

To Uhuru peak we go!

Raising awareness with five other courageous and amazing women

I would be climbing with wife of the Ogun State governor,Olufunsho Amosun, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and three other courageous and amazing women. We will use our influences and tenacity to bring awareness to this cause by enduring a risky seven day climb.

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