Phil Henderson

Full Circle Everest

The first all black team to summit Mount Everest

In 2022, the Full Circle Everest team, a group of BIPOC climbers, made history as the first all Black team to summit the highest mountain on earth–Mount Everest. This expedition showcases the tenacity and strength of these climbers, and highlights the barriers that continue to exist for Black communities in accessing the outdoors. This historic attempt has inspired the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts, educators, leaders and mountaineers of color to continue chasing their personal summits.