By The Denver Egotist / /
When outfitter Eddie Bauer approached the NBC “This is Us” star and asked her where in the world she’d like to go on a sponsored expedition, Mandy Moore remembered seeing the IMAX movie Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa along with her reaction to seeing it at 18 years old: I’m going to do that one day.
Andrew Maguire was there to document the journey up Mt. Kilimanjaro that included Mandy Moore and fiancé (Dawes lead singer) Taylor Goldsmith and friends.
The trek was guided/led by Eddie Bauer ambassador/big mountain skier, Lyndsey Dyer. The group ascended Kili from the northern route near the Kenyan border, spanning 7 days up the mountain. The journey from the base to the peak of Kili is akin to traveling from the equator to Antarctica in a matter of days as the route crosses over five different ecological zones, ranging from rain forest to the arctic, with temperatures shifting from 90 degrees Fahrenheit to below freezing.
All members of the crew summited the mountain without any hitch or oxygen.