Actress Mandy Moore recently jetted off with her fiancé, musician Taylor Goldsmith, to Tanzania to hike Mount Kilimanjaro, and the celebrity has just shared the first sneak peek at her getaway.
While she's been posting videos to her Instagram that show moments while packing and in transit – including one that expressed enjoying "the creature comforts of running water and a bed" before the difficult journey – the 33-year-old just shared the first glimpse of her hiking crew at the base of the famous peak.
Yes, Mandy Moore somehow makes going on an intense journey look glamorous.
“I do want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro,” Moore said. “That’s a bucket list item — maybe on the next hiatus; I’ve already told Taylor that I may incorporate it into the honeymoon,” she added.
While the couple hasn't yet married, she’s making her bucket list item a reality.
At a height of 19,341 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is not only Africa’s highest peak, but also the world’s tallest freestanding mountain.
Situated in the Kilimanjaro National Park, the soaring mountain looks all the more striking next to the plains and lush forest it's surrounded by.
The climb up Mount Kilimanjaro is an exhilarating one, with the mountain itself hosting five different vegetation zones you’ll come across from its lowest to its highest point that include everything from desert terrain to forests.
While novice climbers can ascend the mountain, they’ll want to keep in mind that it’s a challenging journey that will take at least a week to complete, with temperatures varying from hot to freezing due to its sheer height.
Moore isn’t the only celebrity to scale the mountain, with actress Laura Prepon discovering a newfound love of climbing through her experience.
“You’re above the clouds, and it’s so hard, but the fact that your one goal is to make the summit makes it oddly relaxing; and it’s amazing to be disconnected from the world,” she said in a previous interview with Travel + Leisure.