Flaunting her summit success on Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro, she is no stranger to flaunting her stuff on the runway.
Sara Sampaio, Victoria’s Secret model, was working to a different beat in the new year, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
The 24-year-old model documented her daring journey on Instagram, publishing a series of photos chronicling her exploits.
She appeared to be delighted with her efforts, as she shared a jubilant photo of herself at the peak on Friday, grinning from ear to ear, announcing she had achieved the top.
‘I made it to the summit of #kilimanjaro!’ she captioned the photo. After 6 days and a 17-hour walk to the top and back to the lowest gate yesterday, I have to say that this was the most physically demanding thing I have ever done.
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What a great way to begin the year!’
The brunette began her ascent on Saturday and shared a photo of the massive peak, which rests on Tanzania’s plains.
It is Africa’s tallest peak and the world’s largest freestanding mountain.
The Portuguese-born model shared a gorgeous snapshot of Mount Kilimanjaro with the caption: ‘Climbing.’
She followed it up with a shot taken on Tuesday, in which the peak could be seen in the backdrop and the model was framed by the camp.
She looked incredibly elegant with a wooly cap and warm leggings while being wrapped up in a white jacket.
‘So near and yet so far,’ she captioned the photo.
Kilimanjaro is built up of three volcanic cones, and its name translates to “Mountain of Light,” “Greatness,” or “Caravans.”
Sara also posted a photo of herself snoozing in a sleeping bag, her flawless face poking out.
‘Braving the frigid nights on Kilimanjaro,’ she remarked of the photo.
In the early hours of Friday morning, the Sports Illustrated model turned to social media to show off her day’s activities.
She grinned as she posed by the sign at the pinnacle of the mountain, waving her country’s flag.
‘All night climbing to make the peak at morning,’ the model captioned the photo.
‘It was -19°C with icy winds and no sun for the most of the climb, and despite wearing five layers of clothes that made me feel like Michelin man, I was still quite chilly.’ ‘I’m not built for the elements!’
‘Above the clouds, frozen hair, glaciers, 5895m, 19341Ft, a beautiful vista, the summit of the Kilimanjaro!’ she captioned another photo, which showed ice in her hair.
Sara’s admirers are probably more accustomed to seeing her on Victoria’s Secret runway with very little clothes on.
She was found at the age of 15 and walked for the underwear behemoth for the first time in 2013.
Last year, she was connected to Harry Styles of One Direction.
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