An all-Black American climbing team is set to be the first group of its kind to summit the highest mountain in the world — Mount Everest. Only about 5,000 people have made it to the top of Everest, according to Insider. Of those lucky climbers, only eight Black people have made the journey.
Phil Henderson, a former instructor at the National Outdoor Leadership School and a veteran Himalayan mountaineer, will lead a cohort of nine people on the Full Circle Expedition. If successful, the number of Black mountaineers who have made it to the top will double.