The first all-Black expedition to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth above sea level, was a group of seven Black mountain climbers.
After numerous hours of planning, training, and dedication, they made the effort to climb the world’s tallest mountain. Since they began their historic trek, it took them approximately 40 days to get to the peak.
Furthermore, Full Circle Everest is pleased to have increased diversity at the highest point on Earth, where just 10 Black climbers have reportedly reached the summit out of more than 10,000 summits as of 2020. The group wants to improve mountaineering in the future by making sport more accessible to people of color.
The climber group wrote on their GoFundMe page, “Everest is not the end goal, but just the beginning. Our expedition will reshape the narrative of the outdoors to one that is inclusive and where everyone belongs. Each member of this team has a powerful story to share. Together, we speak to many histories, traditions, and ancestries.”