Mandy Moore arrives at Mount Everest base camp… as an 11th person this season

Mount Everest has proven to be more deadly than usual this climbing season, with an 11th climber falling victim to the mountain’s ‘death zone.’

Amid the danger and heartbreak, Mandy Moore has been undertaking a much more manageable trek: up to the mountain’s base camp, where serious climbing parties begin their journey.

The 35-year-old This Is Us star documented her journey Monday on Instagram, with a series of pictures marking her accomplishment.

Made it! Mandy Moore, 35, celebrated reaching Mount Everest's Southern Base Camp on Monday with an Instagram photo of herself and her friends jumping for joy

Made it! Mandy Moore, 35, celebrated reaching Mount Everest's Southern Base Camp on Monday with an Instagram photo of herself and her friends jumping for joy

Made it! Mandy Moore, 35, celebrated reaching Mount Everest’s Southern Base Camp on Monday with an Instagram photo of herself and her friends jumping for joy

Mandy a joyous photo of herself and her fellow climbers jumping into the air after reaching base camp.

The Candy singer opened up about her 10-day journey in a long set of accompanying text.

‘There is so much magic in these mountains. They represent adventure in the grandest form and in a language all their own.’

She went on to plug Eddie Bauer, who was sponsoring her trip, as well as her guide Melissa Arnot Reid, who became the first American woman to ascend and then descend Everest without using supplemental oxygen.

‘Traversing this terrain has its challenges,’ she continued.

Spiritual: ''There is so much magic in these mountains. They represent adventure in the grandest form and in a language all their own,' she wrote

Spiritual: ''There is so much magic in these mountains. They represent adventure in the grandest form and in a language all their own,' she wrote

Spiritual: ”There is so much magic in these mountains. They represent adventure in the grandest form and in a language all their own,’ she wrote

Like a boss: The This Is Us star praised her guide, Melissa Arnot Reid (center in light blue), the first American woman to ascend and descend Everest without supplemental oxygen

Like a boss: The This Is Us star praised her guide, Melissa Arnot Reid (center in light blue), the first American woman to ascend and descend Everest without supplemental oxygen

Like a boss: The This Is Us star praised her guide, Melissa Arnot Reid (center in light blue), the first American woman to ascend and descend Everest without supplemental oxygen

Though she only climbed up to the South Base Camp in Nepal (the North Base Camp is located in Tibet), the journey still took Mandy and her climbing partners approximately 17,600 feet above sea level. 

‘Breathing at altitude, for instance, is not easy,’ she explained. ‘One of the greatest gifts/lessons that Melissa simultaneously bestowed on us during this trek was the fine art of pressure breathing. It makes all the difference as you climb higher.’ 

The pressure breathing method she outline requires one to take a deep breath, then quickly push all the air out to empty the lungs, allowing for more fresh oxygen to be inhaled. 

‘Besides hydration and staying nourished, breathing is THE vital key in the fight against altitude sickness. It’s also a major takeaway that I will be employing back to the real world whether I’m in the midst of a tough workout or a weird day. Mind blown,’ she added.

Impressive: Though she only climbed up to the South Base Camp in Nepal (the North Base Camp is located in Tibet), the journey still took Mandy and her climbing partners approximately 17,600 feet above sea level

Impressive: Though she only climbed up to the South Base Camp in Nepal (the North Base Camp is located in Tibet), the journey still took Mandy and her climbing partners approximately 17,600 feet above sea level

Impressive: Though she only climbed up to the South Base Camp in Nepal (the North Base Camp is located in Tibet), the journey still took Mandy and her climbing partners approximately 17,600 feet above sea level

Hard to exist: 'Breathing at altitude, for instance, is not easy. One of the greatest gifts/lessons that Melissa simultaneously bestowed on us during this trek was the fine art of pressure breathing. It makes all the difference as you climb higher'

Hard to exist: 'Breathing at altitude, for instance, is not easy. One of the greatest gifts/lessons that Melissa simultaneously bestowed on us during this trek was the fine art of pressure breathing. It makes all the difference as you climb higher'

Hard to exist: ‘Breathing at altitude, for instance, is not easy. One of the greatest gifts/lessons that Melissa simultaneously bestowed on us during this trek was the fine art of pressure breathing. It makes all the difference as you climb higher’

Mandy went on to praise her master climber guide, who has scaled Everest six times before. 

‘Needless to say, this part of the world holds a very special place in @melissaarnot’s heart so her willingness to share it, as well as her time, knowledge and endless trove of stories were so appreciated by all of us lucky enough to walk alongside her this past week.

‘Her belief in our abilities to keep moving and ultimately make it to the base of the Mighty, Mighty Mt. Everest was so powerful. Spoiler alert: we made it!!!’

Leading the way: 'Needless to say, this part of the world holds a very special place in @melissaarnot¿s heart so her willingness to share it, as well as her time, knowledge and endless trove of stories were so appreciated by all of us lucky enough to walk alongside her this past week'

Leading the way: 'Needless to say, this part of the world holds a very special place in @melissaarnot¿s heart so her willingness to share it, as well as her time, knowledge and endless trove of stories were so appreciated by all of us lucky enough to walk alongside her this past week'

Leading the way: ‘Needless to say, this part of the world holds a very special place in @melissaarnot’s heart so her willingness to share it, as well as her time, knowledge and endless trove of stories were so appreciated by all of us lucky enough to walk alongside her this past week’

The fallen: The Saved star concluded her lengthy post with a remembrance of those who never made it all the way up and down Everest

The fallen: The Saved star concluded her lengthy post with a remembrance of those who never made it all the way up and down Everest

The fallen: The Saved star concluded her lengthy post with a remembrance of those who never made it all the way up and down Everest

Remembrance: 'It¿s impossible to be lucky enough to arrive at the foot of these mammoth peaks and not be attuned to the palpable energy of all of those who came before and lost their lives in these mountains,' she wrote

Remembrance: 'It¿s impossible to be lucky enough to arrive at the foot of these mammoth peaks and not be attuned to the palpable energy of all of those who came before and lost their lives in these mountains,' she wrote

Remembrance: ‘It’s impossible to be lucky enough to arrive at the foot of these mammoth peaks and not be attuned to the palpable energy of all of those who came before and lost their lives in these mountains,’ she wrote

Intense: Though Mandy's journey up to the base camp took about 10 days, a climb all the way up and down Everest can take eight weeks total

Intense: Though Mandy's journey up to the base camp took about 10 days, a climb all the way up and down Everest can take eight weeks total

Intense: Though Mandy’s journey up to the base camp took about 10 days, a climb all the way up and down Everest can take eight weeks total

The Saved star concluded her lengthy post with a remembrance of those who never made it all the way up and down Everest. 

‘It’s impossible to be lucky enough to arrive at the foot of these mammoth peaks and not be attuned to the palpable energy of all of those who came before and lost their lives in these mountains,’ she wrote.

‘The wave of emotion: respect, reverence, appreciation….that washed over us as we took in the prayer flags and yellow domed tents of basecamp AND sat on the rocks regarding the chortens that dot the hillside of the Tukla Pass the day before, profoundly,’ she finished, though the text appeared to be cut off.

Dangerous: Mandy's relatively safe trip happened as the death toll this climbing season rose to 11

Dangerous: Mandy's relatively safe trip happened as the death toll this climbing season rose to 11

Dangerous: Mandy’s relatively safe trip happened as the death toll this climbing season rose to 11

Traffic jam: Climbers have been stuck in the 'death zone' with little oxygen due to bad weather and the Nepalese government putting few limits on the number of climbers

Traffic jam: Climbers have been stuck in the 'death zone' with little oxygen due to bad weather and the Nepalese government putting few limits on the number of climbers

Traffic jam: Climbers have been stuck in the ‘death zone’ with little oxygen due to bad weather and the Nepalese government putting few limits on the number of climbers

On point: Despite the long trek, the pop star and actress looked fresh

On point: Despite the long trek, the pop star and actress looked fresh

 On point: Despite the long trek, the pop star and actress looked fresh

Though Mandy’s journey up to the base camp took about 10 days, a climb all the way up and down Everest can take eight weeks total.

Mandy’s relatively safe trip happened as the death toll this climbing season rose to 11.

The recent spate of deaths is attributable to multiple factors. Inclement weather has made the final ascent to the peak impossible, leaving only a few clear days to finish the last stretch.

The slowdown created a massive backlog of climbers stuck in the ‘death zone,’ the range above 26,000 feet at which humans begin to gradually deteriorate and eventually die due to lack of oxygen.

The Nepalese government has also failed to put enough limitations on the number of Everest climbers on the mountain in order to increase funds from climbing tourists, according to CNN.

The Tibetan government has stricter limits on how many people can climb the mountain at once. 

Heading home: Shortly after reaching base camp, Mandy and her friends took a helicopter back to Kathmandu, Nepal.

Heading home: Shortly after reaching base camp, Mandy and her friends took a helicopter back to Kathmandu, Nepal.

Heading home: Shortly after reaching base camp, Mandy and her friends took a helicopter back to Kathmandu, Nepal.

Breathing in: She posted a photo to her Instagram Stories of her group relaxing in the comparatively oxygen-rich area

Breathing in: She posted a photo to her Instagram Stories of her group relaxing in the comparatively oxygen-rich area

Breathing in: She posted a photo to her Instagram Stories of her group relaxing in the comparatively oxygen-rich area

Celebratory toast: Following the trip, the group stopped to enjoy glasses of Chhaang, a milky-colored alcoholic drink that's similar to beer

Celebratory toast: Following the trip, the group stopped to enjoy glasses of Chhaang, a milky-colored alcoholic drink that's similar to beer

Celebratory toast: Following the trip, the group stopped to enjoy glasses of Chhaang, a milky-colored alcoholic drink that’s similar to beer

Shortly after reaching base camp, Mandy and her friends took a helicopter back to Kathmandu, Nepal.

She posted a photo to her Instagram Stories of her group relaxing in the comparatively oxygen-rich area.

‘Oxygen feels nice,’ she wrote.

Following the trip, the group stopped to enjoy glasses of Chhaang, a milky-colored alcoholic drink that’s similar to beer.

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