Nationwide — A team of 7 Black climbers has made history as the first all-Black expedition to make it to the top of Mount Everest, which is the Earth’s highest mountain above sea level.
Seven Full Circle Everest team members — Manoah Ainuu, Eddie Taylor, Rosemary Saal, Demond Mullins, Thomas Moore, James “KG” Kagami, and Evan Green — successfully made it to the summit of Mount Everest on May 12.
They made the attempt to summit the highest mountain in the world after countless hours of preparations, training, and dedication. It took them nearly 40 days to reach the top since they started the historic journey.
Moreover, Full Circle Everest is proud to have brought representation to the highest place on Earth wherein out of the over 10,000 summits as of 2020, only 10 Black climbers have reportedly summited. The team is hoping to change the future of mountaineering, making it more accessible to people of color.
The 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.”