All-black expedition team makes a historic summit at Mt Sagarmatha

Published On: May 14, 2022 01:45 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, May 14: An all-black expedition team (Full Circle Everest Expedition) led by Philip Henderson has successfully made it to the summit of Mt Sagarmatha, 8848.86 meters on Friday.

Prior to this, fewer than a dozen mountaineers from the black community and not a single all-black expedition team had made it to the top of the world.  

The summit team consisted of Manoah Ainuu, Evan Green, KG Kagami, Thomas Moore, Dom Mullins, Rosemary Saal, Eddie Taylor along with 10 guides including Pasang Nima Sherpa, Lhakpa Sonam Sherpa, Phurtemba Sherpa, Dawa Chhiri Sherpa, Sonam Gyalje Sherpa, Nima Nuru Sherpa, Chopal Sherpa, Chawang Lhendup SHerpa and Tashi Gyalje Sherpa and Amrit Ale. The summit team were also accompanied by two camera crew members, Pemba Sherpa and Nawang Tenji Sherpa. 

“I am deeply honored to report that seven members of the Full Circle Everest Team reached the summit on May 12. While a few members, including myself, did not summit, all members of the climb and Sherpa teams have safely returned to Base Camp where we will celebrate this historic moment,” Henderson shared over social media. 


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