Jane Kanizay Takes on the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon

We are proud to supply Jane with a pair of La Sportiva Jackal Mountain Running Shoes as she trains for the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon! The marathon is an Annual International High Altitude Adventure Sports Event held on May 29 from Mt Everest Base Camp, Celebrating the Historic Everest Ascent by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953.

Jane Kanizay is an adventurer, educator, activist, speaker, artist and ​mother of four who on 14 May 2022 successfully climbed Mount Everest ​with her 19-year-old daughter. Jane enjoys sharing the highs and lows ​of her Everest experience and the journey of resilience required to ​take on such an immense challenge as a survivor.

Jane climbed with the message of @teachusconsent to campaign for ​holistic consent education in school education curriculum and to ​advocate for the prevention of violence against women. To have a message to take to the summit provided additional strength ​on the days Jane had reached her physical or emotional limits.

High altitude mountaineering is one of the deadliest sports in the ​world. Jane successfully summited mountains above 6000m plus an ​8000m summit of Cho Oyu, Tibet, to prepare her for the extreme ​environment of Everest, considered to be in the ‘death zone’ above ​8000m where oxygen content is only 34% compared with sea level.

Everest - Chomolungma​ - 88​48m Nepal


  • Everest - Chomolungma - 8848m Nepal - The Tibetan name for Everest is ​Qomolangma,  also popularly ​known as Chomolungma. Jane ​summited the world’s highest ​mountain on 14 May 2022, with  ​her 19 year old daughter, Gabby.
  • Cho Oyu - 8201m Tibet - Reaching the summit of Cho ​Oyu on 25th September 2019 ​with Gabby, Pasang Sherpa & ​Phunuru Sherpa. Cho Oyu means  “Turquoise ​Goddess" in Tibetan.
  • Baruntse West Col - 6200m Nepal - Accessing Baruntse is usually ​done via West Col, so Jane and ​Gabby acclimatised at Mera ​Peak with guide Abiral and ​Pasang before moving up to ​Baruntse High Camp.
  • Everest Base Camp - 5544m Nepal - Mother and daughter trip of a ​lifetime. A trek to Everest Base ​Camp and Kala Pather with ​fifteen year old Gabby in April ​2018, guided by Arjun & Mani ​Kumar.
  • Mount Kinabalu - 4000m Borneo - A family adventure saw Jane ​climb Mt Kinabalu with all four ​children; Sam 17, Gabby 15, Joe ​13 and young Anna at only 11 ​years old. Already an adventurous clan!
  • Mount Cook - Caroline Hut - 2000m New Zealand - Jane returned to New Zealand, ​where Gabby and Jane first ​completed an Introduction to ​Mountaineering Course, to climb ​the snowy slopes and rocky ​moraines around Mount Cook.

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