Everest

#BlackLivesMatter, Climbing, Everest, Full Circle Everest / 27.04.2022

This is not Ngima Tenji. But this photograph of an unnamed Sherpa climber was inspired by the man who was the first known casualty of the 2022 Mount Everest climbing season in Nepal. The Full Circle Everest Expedition had begun with the trek to BaseCamp just a few days earlier when we heard reports of this tragic death. On April 14, Mr. Tenji was carrying loads from Camp 1 to Camp 2 above the Khumbu Ice Fall. He was found in a seated position still wearing his backpack....

#BlackLivesMatter, Adventure Activism, Black Lives Matter, Climbing, Destinations, Diversity, Essays, Everest, Expedition News, Full Circle Everest, Outdoors For All / 11.04.2022

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” ~ Mark TwainThe walk from Phadking to Namche is a six-mile climb up a narrow trail of steep stone steps along a dusty path. Much of my training at 920 feet of above sea level in Wisconsin over the past year had done little to prepare...

#BlackLivesMatter, Adventure Activism, Climbing, Diversity, Environmental Journalism, Everest, Outside Business Journal, Outside Magazine / 28.08.2021

Almost 60 years after the first successful American ascent of Mount Everest, a team of U.S. climbers aims to make history once again on the world’s highest peak. Led by Phil Henderson, a former instructor at the National Outdoor Leadership School and a veteran Himalayan mountaineer, this group, made up of athletes from across the country, aspires to be the first all-Black American expedition to reach the summit. This new project, called the Full Circle Everest Expedition, was announced at the Outdoor Retailer Summer show this August in Denver....