Woman Crush Wednesday #WCW

IMG-20170619-WA0051Today we are crushing on June Opiyo AKA Golden Girl. Her story with the Mountain Slayers- Kenya begun more than 3 years ago. By the time she joined up with us she had already slayed Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro. She was miles ahead of most of the Mountain Slayers and yet she very humble about her accomplishments and more than willing to share her experience on the mountains to spur us on to greater heights. Literally.

It was during this time of getting to know June that I learnt that she had undergone a tragedy when she went up Mt. Kenya. A close friend, who was part of the group heading up Mt. Kenya, had passed away due to High Altitude sickness. The trauma of the experience, as to be expected, had gotten her off mountains and kept her away from the mountains for a couple of years. June being the resilient lady that she is, dug deep into her soul to find the strength to return to the one activity that she had fallen in love with in her 30’s.

This year, June is the Mountain Slayers Golden Girl due to the following series of events that proves that she truly has an indefatigable spirit;

She scaled to point Lenana on Mt. Kenya  4,985M ASL between 20th– 24th of February 2017, less than a week later (while the rest of the Mt. Kenya team were still licking their wounds) she was off to Tanzania where she successfully slayed Mt. Meru 4,565M ASL. As if that was not enough, later on in the year she braved Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania and less than a week later (while the rest of the team were still getting their bodies beaten into shape by physiotherapists) June successfully took on Lewa marathon!

IMG-20170620-WA0027Not only does she take on mountains fearlessly she moves through life with energy and zeal that we can only aspire to! And for that reason today we celebrate our Golden Girl- June Opiyo. Read more about her fierce story here

June, keep slaying and going through life with the ferociousness that we have become accustomed to!

Author: mountainslayerskenya

The world is God’s gift to us. To enjoy a gift, you need to unwrap it. Mountain Slayers seeks to unwrap this gift through exploring various destinations in Kenya, East Africa and the world at large. There is no better way to interact with the world than on foot- 'One step at a time' Our tenet as Mountain Slayers- Kenya is; ‘Treasure and nourish relationships’  Relationship with God  Relationship with Self  Relationship with others  Relationship with the environment

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